"Starling, // skillbreast, swathed too / clean and briefhanded, // fall over yourself leaving, / your hinged, your blurred // silhouette etched, rising / more visible, more liquid." 

~from "Vapor Through Various Satins"
By: Lisa Russ Spaar 

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Dear Tribe of Mat & Pen~

How are you faring in these tense times? I've been furloughed twice, wrangled for months with the DUA after processing my unemployment income incorrectly, and visited my storage locker at the end of August to find the paint on my bed frame peeling, the lamp shades cracked from this summer's heat and humidity. To get there I had to drive past the yoga studio where I was last in love, be reminded of how I thought he and I and my life were headed for such a different trajectory. My forehead still aches from my fever and fainting in January, and I smelled a few times this week, on the dusk city streets, the perfume of my first neighbor, echoing of how differently coronavirus has been for me and my suburban family. And still, I've been dedicated to my home yoga practice & poetry, the salves and what soothes in life's ongoing unpredictability. 

In this time of civic unrest and coronavirus, it's essential that we make time for poetry and to listen to the voice of the body; this is how we continue to create wholeness, beauty and sensuality in our inner and outer landscapes in the midst of an equal parts beautiful and broken open world.  I've come to find that grief can become expansive and freed when we give it a voice--so often there is something else beneath, a deeper truth:  the tenderness of our humanity.  

3-Hour Remote Class Hosted by GrubStreet 

I'm offering space for us to connect in creative community at the end of the month, and I'd love to have you join me. It's a 3-hour taste of the 6-week course I launched this summer, and a great way to explore these waters if you're curious about the longer journey. 

By the end of this workshop, you will have generated a few drafts of new poems, and practiced poetry craft tools to sustain and tend to your own  mind, heart, and body. You will have continued to cultivate a relationship with your own authentic voice, and will have a renewed sense of creative community to support your spirit in this beautiful and broken-open 21st century world.

DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020 10:30AM-1:30PM
$65 Member 

As of today, there are 11 SPOTS REMAINING, so If you're in, CLICK HERE to RESERVE YOUR VIRTUAL SEAT. 

I can't wait to see what we co-create. 

In Poetry, Self-Care & Creative Sustainability,

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