"The wisdom and beauty of poems is all around us. Poets tilt their heads and swoop their butterfly nets to capture it, distill it, and give it to the people. Poems are handbooks for human decency and understanding. Poets hold water in their cupped hands and run back from the well because someone is parched and thirsting. The poem is a force field agains despair."
Deepen your understanding of poetry and unearth the poems hidden within you. We will experiment with free verse as well as common poetic forms to discover new thresholds into the present, lived experience and the unknowable or unsayable. Playing with poetry supports the formation of fresh language patterns and invites us to become more intimate with the ways we sense-make the world around us. In writing community we will sculpt word combinations in new ways to capture an ordinary moment, an extraordinary story. The six-week series will be primarily based in gernarative writing activities with a small amount of guided workshop/revision opportunity.
No poetry experience necessary.
To register or for information, contact Ash Good at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-203-9775