"What are Poets For?
The Saving Power of Poetry."
A six-week live virtual workshop series with
Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing
and Francisco Gallegos
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Wake Forest University
Thursdays, June 4-July 9, 2020
9:30-11:00 p.m. EST
Register by May 24
(a Zoom link will be sent once you register)
Part poetry writing workshop, part philosophy class, this course examines the power of poetry for cultivating the intellectual, emotional, and practical capacities that are most needed in our current historical moment. Through reading poetry, writing poetry, and discussing the philosophy of poetry, we will deepen our connection to the mythopoetic forces that sustain us. No prior experience in philosophy or poetry is required.
"The Life of Elegies"
A two-part live virtual generative workshop exploring the history and usefulness of elegies today
Meets in our virtual room
Sundays, July 12 & July 19, 2020
1:00-2:15 p.m. EST
Register by June 21
We are surrounded by loss of some type but how do we process it, mourn it, even celebrate and honor it? In this live virtual workshop we will explore the life of elegies as a poetic form in today's time. Though we won't spend our time trying to write, in this generative workshop, a traditional elegy, we will look at some along with contemporary ones. These poems will lead our discussion before we write and share our own.
"Writing the Ancestors: A Journey to Our Roots"
"Awakening Presence: Poetry As Spiritual Practice"
"Divine Poetic Feminine: