Poetics as Cosmology 2021

Poetics as Cosmology 2021
(Intro to Spontaneous Composition)

A five week Zoom workshop for people who’ve had some experience in spontaneous poetry composition and want to develop that skill. Join Poetry Postcard Fest Co-Founder Paul E Nelson in a lively course designed to start where the poetry postcard fest left off to help you tap into deeper levels of knowing that can begin inform your non-writing life. Some theory to understand the poetics of 20th/21st c approaches to spontaneous composition, some out of class writing exercises, check-ins & discussion. The work of Charles Olson, Denise Levertov, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Nate Mackey, Robin Blaser and others may be discussed along with concepts such as seriality, investigative poetics & how to write more by reducing your reliance on editing.


Courses are offered via Zoom Saturdays in October at 9:30am PDT.

Saturday Registration is via Funraise or Paypal:
Funraise:


Thursdays at 5pm PDT via Prolific Writers.Life

Questions: splabman@icloud.com
Testimonials: https://paulenelson.com/testimonials/

Poetics as Cosmology
(Intro to Spontaneous Composition)

A five week online (Zoom) workshop for people who have had a little experience in spontaneous poetry composition and want more. Join CPL and Poetry Postcard Fest Founder Paul E Nelson in a lively course designed to start where the poetry postcard fest left off and help you understand how to tap into deeper levels of knowing that can begin inform your non-writing life. Some theory to understand the poetics of 20th/21st c approaches to spontaneous composition, some writing exercises, discussion and between class homework. The work of Charles Olson, Denise Levertov, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Nate Mackey, Robert Duncan, Robin Blaser and others may be discussed along with concepts such as seriality, investigative poetics & how to write more by reducing your reliance on editing.

Oct 2, 2021: Week One Materials

Read:

https://paulenelson.com/organic-poetry/

https://paulenelson.com/organic-poetry/projective-verse/ (Or read and listen to this.)

https://paulenelson.com/organic-poetry/some-notes-on-organic-form-denise-levertov-1965/

Listen:

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

Read: https://www.duchampssocks.com/post/the-privileged-left

Writing Exercise: Phrase Acrostic

Extra Credit: Duende Essay

Zoom Room