Elegies for the Earth and other living things









Many of us struggle with the grief of extinctions and other degradations of the planet we love.  Through writing about it, we can empower ourselves to find peace. Join a compassionate circle to share in rituals, visualisations and bringing our hearts to the page. We will explore the elegy as a poetic form most effective in dealing with grief. We can write requiems to our beloved earth. New and seasoned poets are welcome.


5 Wednesdays from 9:30 to 12:30 New Brighton.

Starts July 10th—7th August.

$170 / $150 for DP members

Limited enrolment. Contact Laura.

Facilitator—Laura Jan Shore is the author of the historical novel, The Sacred Moon Tree and poetry collections, Breathworks and Water over Stone, which won IP Picks Best Poetry 2011. She has taught creative writing and poetry classes and mentored writers for 36 years. President of Dangerously Poetic Press, she has co-edited 12 poetry collections. She will earn her MFA in Poetry in June.


You must grieve for this right now

you have to feel this sorrow now,

for the world must be loved this much

if you are going to say “I lived”… Nazim Hikmet