What is the cultural context for poetry at this particular moment in history? What do readers hunger for in the age of the electronic reader? What are the impacts of advancing technology and declining meaningful time spent engaging beyond the computer/smartphone screen? We’ll discuss this topic and listen to some examples of “popular” poems that seem to pervade technology mediums, along with historical pieces that reflect the age in which they were written. If you have writing that has been impacted by popular culture or addresses this either directly or indirectly, bring it along! Meredith A. Nelson facilitates.
Bring a piece of work you’d like to read for our critique session. Writers of all ages and skill levels gather Tuesdays at 7P to read new work, the work of someone else or to just be in the engaging company of other writers. Your donation of $5 helps SPLAB pay rent. Bring 8 copies of work you plan to read.
A new map of the Salish Sea/Ish River Ecozone by David McCloskey