Cascadia Poetics LAB


Please join me for a free Poetics as Cosmology workshop/open mic where current and former participants will talk about something they gleaned from Poetics as Cosmology and maybe even read something they wrote during the class, or inspired by it. It is also open to people who are interested in the concept of Poetics as Cosmology. This event is made possible by a grant from 4Culture. Background on this topic is available at the link to the talk I gave at Cal State L.A. in March 2022.

SUNDAY, NOV 20, 2022, 1-3pm PST via ZOOM.

(Email me for the link pen (at) Cascadia Poetics Lab (dot) org or at the splabman (at) Icloud address.)

There is a group that has been taking the workshops for three years and one participant Ann Graham Walker wrote this about the work:

I think you can take a lot of credit for the fact that people were inspired to do great work in the class.  There is something about the model that really works.  You give people inspiring prompts and fire them up.  But the group is not a “class” really. And that is good. In a class people are children. And that is sort of paralyzing. It is more of an organic community — of equals — so people are constantly getting inspired by each other.  It is supportive, not competitive, and non-hierarchical. And you have an amazing capacity to listen to each person.  I enjoy the workshops and the “family” but — most important — I keep coming back because the classes — and the rich poetry community you have created — keep me writing. 

—Ann Graham Walker
Nanoose Bay, BC

The workshops resume in January at two times (PST). Click on a link to register:

Thursdays 4-6pm
Saturdays 9-11am

The main text we will be studying is Brenda Hillman’s new book In A Few Minutes Before Later.

Brenda Hillman In a Few Minutes Before Later