Six Week Fall Zoom Workshop

July 18, 2020
by Splabman

Poetics as Cosmology
(Intro to Spontaneous Composition)

A six week online (Zoom) workshop for people who have had a little experience in spontaneous poetry composition and want more. Join SPLAB and Poetry Postcard Fest Co-Founder Paul E Nelson in a lively course designed to start where the poetry postcard fest left off and to help you tap into deeper levels of knowing that can begin inform your non-writing life. (See Paul’s essays on the subject.) Some theory to understand the poetics of 20th/21st c approaches to spontaneous composition, some writing exercises, discussion, a one-on-one session and, for the inspired, between-class homework. 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. (POPO2020 registration ends July 18, 2020 at 11:59pm. See:

Cost – $125 (Some scholarships available at a reduced price.) Saturdays starting in October at 10am PDT.

Limit – 15 participants.


  1. Jayne Marek

    Still registering for it? And what times are the Zooms? Thx— Jayne Marek

  2. POPO Pops

    10AM Saturdays starting October 3.

  3. POPO Pops

    Yes indeedy! Saturdays at 10am starting Oct 3. It would be awesome to see you there. Paul


  1. POPO2020 Stats - - […] Registration is at 53% capacity for our first Zoom POPO workshop Poetics as Cosmology, scheduled for six consecutive Saturdays…

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