The Personal Mythology of Organic Poetry
908 I St. N.E. #4
Spring 2009: Hugo Writing Class Proposal
If anything of the moment results–so much the better. And so much the more likely it will be that no one will want to see it.
– William Carlos Williams
The Personal Mythology of Organic Poetry (6-week class)
Who are you now and who are you becoming? To what do you train your attention? Organic Poetry is one way to describe the process of training your ear to capture the chaotic energy of the moment, to make composition an occasion of experience. This entertaining workshop for serious writers of all levels of experience includes lively discussions and sound from interviews with poets McClure, Myles, Rothenberg, Ginsberg, Waldman. Through a series of intensifying creative writing exercises over the six week course, you will develop an understanding of your own personal mythology and write at that deeper level of consciousness.
Shorter: Paul Nelson, M.A. has completed the
first book of a long poem re-enacting
Day/Time Schedule: Having never facilitated a six week Saturday course, that would be my preference, to aid potential signups and my stipend, but I am open. This may change in two weeks, as I find out about a high school teaching position, but that still leaves M-F, 5P-10 and weekends open. Thanks for your consideration.