Dear Tribe of Mat & Pen~
I hope you all are well and enjoying some self-care time this weekend. Every time I read this poem by Lucille Clifton, I can't help but love the way it holds both humor and grief side-by-side with a shared tenderness--just like we can learn to do in our bodies. In the way the body is a vessel for experience, the poem is a vehicle for expression, connection, and emotion. We'll explore this together in creative community next weekend in my 3-hour remote class "POETRY AND THE BODY" hosted by GrubStreet.
We'll explore how the ecstasy, challenge and complexity of being human can be doorways into deeper connection with ourselves, each other, and something larger, and how giving voice to our myriad experiences can reawaken the beauty, wholeness, and sensuality of our inner landscapes.
You'll leave next weekend's workshop with 3 poem beginnings, curated poem readings, and the afterglow of feeling supported, inspired, and seen.
POETRY AND THE BODY--Remote!
Hosted by GrubStreet
OCTOBER 31, 2020
If this poem opened you to the delight and comfort that comes from knowing we can make room for all of our myriad emotions in our poems, I invite you to join me. There are just a handful of seats left so if you're coming, reserve your spot today.
I can't wait to see what we co-create!
In Poetry & Embodied Community,