Pacific Rim Poetics

What does it mean to be a West Coast poet? Or to broaden the view, a Pacific Rim poet? In this course, we will look at some of the distinctions that make up the poetics of our region and beyond, from the haibun of Basho to the list poems of Sei Shonagon. We will look at the serial poems of Jack Spicer, Nathaniel Mackey and Robin Blaser, and Lissa Wolsak’s phosphorus of the mystery. Class time will be given to readings (and listenings) of work, as well as writing exercises and discussion. For more information, click on Teacher Bio.

Instructor: Paul Nelson
Meets: at Hugo House, Thursday, January 27, 2011 – Thursday, March 03, 2011
Thursday, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Min: 5 Max: 15

Contact: 206.322.7030