Cultivating Awareness,  Poetry as a Contemplative Practice

Through deep listening and meditation, we will experience poems that are not necessarily considered “spiritual”, but ones embodying universal truths. We will respond with “Free Rites”, a spillage of words on the page that may or may not evolve into an eventual poem.

This is a generative class though we will touch on craft and offer deep listening feedback.  Noticing and appreciation are key ingredients for a transformative poem. The practices will quiet the nervous system and offer spaciousness from which insights may well arise. In a small, supportive group, we will explore and discover with open minds and hearts. 

                   Both new and experienced poets are welcome!

6 Fridays: 14 May — 18 June from 9:30-12:30pm New Brighton

Tuition $200/ $180 for DP members

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 Facilitator: Laura Jan Shore is the author of the historical novel, The Sacred Moon Tree and poetry collections, Breathworks, Water over Stone, which won IP Picks Best Poetry 2011 and Afterglow, Interactive Press 2020. She has taught creative writing and mentored writers for 40 years. President of Dangerously Poetic Press, she has co-edited 12 poetry collections. She earned her MFA in Poetry from Pacific University in 2019.



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