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Resilience: Poetry as a lens for meeting the world

Rosemerry and Art Goodtimes will lead this morning poetry playshop for students in Western State University’s 13-week immersive course in Resilience in Mountain Towns.

We’ll explore poetry as a tool to reflect on and capture the moment, a tool to express oneself in the present and moving forward. We’ll also experience how poetry helps us ask more thoughtful questions, how it invites us to re-learn a landscape, how it helps connect us to a community and place.

The session will end with a gourd circle– talking a bit about Dolores LaChapelle, Bardic poetry and then participating in a sharing circle by reading a favorite poet’s piece (to get used to performing) and in the second round the created poems with an emphasis on active listening and performance.

Not open to the public.



Sep 09 2021


8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Phoenix
  • Date: Sep 09 2021
  • Time: 7:30 am - 11:00 am


Western State University