Dear Tribe of Mat & Pen~
How do our life experiences—sacred, mundane, and profane—shape our identity, and live within our bodies?
Our bodies carry our life experiences, and poetry can be a vehicle for exploring our relationship to our stories.
In my up-coming 6 week on-line course, we will experiment with craft tools like voice, imagery, point of view, language and form to support the self-exploration that gives rise to our unique, embodied voice.
Through our personal poetry we can deepen our understanding and appreciation of the diversity and complexity within us, and in those around us. From this place, our poems become part of a dialogue within a larger collective.
Over these six weeks, we will explore how our life experiences related to race, gender identity, war, trauma, hunger, addiction and healing can be explored through poetry, and held by our poems. This course will include a focus on craft, provide generative weekly writing prompts, poem readings, peer workshop, weekly instructor feedback, and group discussion over a virtual campfire.
By the end of this series, you will have generated a few drafts of new poems, and perhaps revised others. You will have deepened your craft knowledge, explored new ways of approaching your poetry, and will have built new self-care skills to inhabit yourself and your writing life in renewed ways.
CLICK HERE for more info, and to register.
In Poetry, Embodiment, & Creative Sustainability,