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 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.
Poets Charles Olson, Denise Levertov, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Nate Mackey, Robin Blaser, Eileen Myles & others may be discussed along with concepts such as seriality, investigative poetics & how to write more by reducing your reliance
Courses are offered via Zoom Thursdays in October at 5pm PDT.