Poetry as Ritual: Reading and Writing to Meet the World in a New Way
How do we deepen our relationship with the world? With a practice of showing up—showing up for beauty and joy, of course, and also showing up for fear, for sorrow, for loss, and for every shade in between. In this four-week playshop, we’ll read poems that help us to meet the moment in all its purity and complexity. We’ll discover how poems help us to create connections between outer landscapes (the world of experiences) and inner landscapes (the realm of emotions, ideas and questions). Then we’ll explore our own creative practice, building bridges of words between the self and others, self and the natural world, self and the divine and the self with the self. How might a poetic practice inform every part of our lives and help us to re-see the world? Students of all experience levels welcome–from first-time poets to Pulitzer Prize winners.
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Hosted by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary
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