Stubborn Praise: A night with James Crews and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
James Crews is the editor of several bestselling anthologies, including The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy and How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope,which has over 100,000 copies in print. He has been featured in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, The Christian Science Monitor, and on NPR’s Morning Edition. James is the author of four prize-winning books of poetry—The Book of What Stays, Telling My Father, Bluebird, and Every Waking Moment—and a book of short essays, Kindness Will Save the World: Stories of Compassion and Connection. James also speaks and leads workshops on kindness, mindfulness, and writing for self-compassion. He lives with his husband on forty rocky acres in the woods of Southern Vermont.
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer co-hosts Emerging Form (a podcast on creative process), Secret Agents of Change (a surreptitious kindness cabal) and Soul Writer’s Circle. Her poetry has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, PBS News Hour, O Magazine, American Life in Poetry, and Carnegie Hall stage. Her books include All the Honey (#1 New Release on Amazon), Hush (winner of the Halcyon Prize), Naked for Tea (a finalist for the Able Muse Book Award) and Exploring Poetry of Presence II: Prompts to deepen your writing. Since 2006, she’s written a poem a day. Find her daily poems on her blog, A Hundred Falling Veils or a curated version (with optional prompts) on her daily audio series, The Poetic Path, available on your phone with the Ritual app. She lives on the banks of the wild San Miguel River in southwest Colorado with her husband and daughter.
This virtual workshop will be recorded so if you are unable to attend the live showing, we will send out a link of the recorded session shortly after the live class.