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Keeping Your Hand (foot, spleen) in It: Poetry Writing Exercises

Keeping Your Hand (foot, spleen) In It: Poetry Writing Exercises

(A four week poetry workshop facilitated by Paul Nelson, July 9-30, 2009)


Course Description: Finding time to write in this chaotic era can be challenging, but by experiencing a variety of writing methods (postcards, American Sentences) we’ll have more possibilities of finding that one project which defines us as a person/poet. Charles Olson, Jose Kozer, Anne Waldman, Nathaniel Mackey, Pablo Neruda, Ed Sanders and Lorine Niedecker are among the poets whose work or methods we’ll examine or use as examples. Participants will leave the course with at least ten new poems.

Week One Outline

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Week Four Outline