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Experiments with Repetition in Poetry

Each time we approach the page we are the same person, yet unique in that moment. How does the act of repetition help us discover something new in our work and in ourselves? Taking a generative approach to this question, we’ll create new drafts in class by playing with some traditional forms (such as the villanelle, pantoum, sestina, and ghazal), as well as experimenting more wildly using movement, dreams, Surrealist games, collaboration, and radical revisions to spark new work.

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Instructor: Sierra Nelson

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 02/13/2016

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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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: songsforsquid.tumblr.com

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