LARFP 2

This page is for participants in the Life as Rehearsal for the Poem workshop, Year 2 (2021/2022). (How this got its name, here.) My hope is that I can work more deeply with a small group of people who are interested in this ongoing effort to help all participants in going deeper into their own work, facilitator included. Workshops will happen from 4-6pm Sundays:

October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
January 16, 23, 30, Feb 6 & 13.
March 6, 13, 20, 27 & April 3.
April 24, May 1, 8, 15 & 22 and break for the summer.

It is my hope that participants will participate in the next Poetry Postcard Fest and act as ambassadors for this work. (Just participating in this workshop is supporting the Cascadia Poetics LAB and appreciated and you are all welcome to our Founding Supporters reading November 5. 2021.)

In our first week, I hope to hear about your postcard fest experience and/or what you are working on and what issues (if any) you are having doing it, or what help you need. Of course, your thoughts about the materials is always key and your  questions are most welcome. You might want to prepare some notes for your check-in.

Oct 3, 2021: Week One Materials:

Watch:

Listen:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to Paul Bley Mister Joy

Read:

CA Conrad: On the Film ‘The Book of Conrad’ and His Life in Poetry

Listen:

Read:

Mary Norbert Körte’s Eulogy for Michael McClure & The Work (So There Plato)

Exercise:

Write a love letter to one of your scars, or several of them. They could be physical or emotional scars. What do these scars remind you of? (Extra points for tying in Louise Hay or Traditional Chinese Medicine, or some other holistic medicine approach to mind/body.) Example linked here. One by Ann Graham Walker here.

If you have a series going now, you can continue, or maybe this exercise can be a prompt for it.

As always: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2064225002 Consider bookmarking this as Paul’s Zoom Room.

Week 2 Materials – October 10, 2021, 4-6pm PDT

LISTEN:

b.p. nichol pome poem

Zhang Er Interview

WATCH:

Masuru Emoto Messages from Water:

READ:

Joanne Kyger’s poetics, from her journal

Narcissus

WRITE:

Mugged into Writing a Poem About Your Own Death (After CA Conrad)

& if you liked that, here is audio of a Conrad reading.

& Tim Mateer has dislodged THIS, which includes Somatic Rituals that do not require handwashing, but cleanliness is next to you know.

FINALLY:

 

 

Week 3 Materials – October 17, 2021, 4-6pm PDT

LISTEN:

Larry Dossey, MD – Non-Local Mind and the New Era in Medicine

READ:

Why Cascadia? Why Poetry?

Denise Levertov Packet Oct 2021

The Poetics of Saké-Making

The Poetics of Saké

WRITE:

https://paulenelson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Ancestors-Are-Standing-By-Exercise.pdf

Week 4 Materials – October 24, 2021, 4-6pm PDT

READ:

Hoa Nguyen Poem Packet prepared by Kim Jacobs-Beck

LISTEN:

READ:

1. https://songwrightsapothecarylab.com/

2. https://songwrightsapothecarylab.com/About

3. https://www.vogue.com/article/esperanza-spalding-songwrights-apothecary-lab-healing-music-therapy

4.THIS:

Esperanza Spalding Announces New Album, ‘Songwrights Apothecary’

& 6. https://hyperallergic.com/680725/jim-jarmuschs-forays-into-collage/

WATCH:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN9IyxGl-WQ&t=541s

WRITING EXERCISE: Poets Apothecary Lab

 

Sunday Oct 31, 2021: Week Five Materials

READ:

Dueling Supermarkets CJ has dug up this video of AG

READ (or LISTEN):

17-Oct-2021 NYTimes on Laurie Anderson

LISTEN:

WATCH:

READ:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/science/vikings-newfoundland-age.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/10/15/shredded-banksy-painting/

WRITE:

Laurie Anderson/NY School “I Did This, I Did That” Sonnets

EXTRA CREDIT!

EXTRA EXTRA Credit:

Watch: Heart of a Dog