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Poetry and the Power of Human Being
Your Poet-in-Residence* is a nationally known poet, speaker, and teacher.
Author of A Destiny to Burn: Reflections on Poetry & Spiritual Life, Charlotte connects poetry and personhood in surprising ways that enliven both. Come reconnect with poetry!
In this workshop, I want to play with you in the shallows of poetry, teach you a few strokes, and indicate the deep for those who want to go out farther. The workbook has much more in it than can be covered in the workshop, but is meant to accompany you home for ‘swim’ practice there. We’ll have some time in class for you to work, some readings to prime your pump, and time to share from your in-class exercises.
The movement is from Presence to Perception to Play – three dimensions that help you see the whole territory of Poetry as a place you may grow to inhabit more fully. That expansion occurs as you move here, practicing poetic presence, poetic perception, and poetic playtime. All these dimensions will be woven together as Poetic Personhood.
Whether you start as a rank beginner, or as a mature poet, your freedom in this territory will grow as you play in it.
*Note to Sponsors: I will tailor the workbook to the workshop I create for you – your time frame, your audience, and information for participants about your organization. This workshop is a gift that you may give to your members, or to those you hope to attract to join your organization. Each participant will receive a copy.