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Visual Poetics: Black-Out, Cut-Up, Collage, Careen

Borrowing from visual art, performance art, and collaborative techniques, this generative poetry class offers innovative prompts to spark new writing and fun ways to expand your poetry toolbox. Finding inspiration in diverse sources, including erasures by Mary Ruefle and Jen Bervin, installations by Jane Wong and Jenny Holzer, and visual forms by Apollinaire and Tyehimba Jess, this workshop culminates in at least three new drafts and a final guerilla-style approach to sharing our work. All levels of experience welcome.

Instructor: Sierra Nelson

Grade: 6-8

Start Date: 02/08/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST

Maximum Class Size: 15

$60.00 General Price:

Sierra Nelson

Sierra Nelson is a poet, performer, and installation artist. Her books include forthcoming poetry collection The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions), lyrical choose-your-own-adventure I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal Press), and chapbook In Case of Loss (Toadlily). Earning her MFA in Poetry from University of Washington (2002), Nelson is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Carolyn Kizer Prize winner, Pushcart Prize nominee, and winner of the Carolyn Kizer Prize and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's CityArtist Grant. She is also co-founder of literary performance groups The Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society, and president of Seattle's Cephalopod Appreciation Society. For more info:

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