Included with your order is a handout from a previous series: Words Circling the Wordless. For each of the sessions in Spring 2022, you will receive a pdf of the weekly handout (poems & prompts) along with the Zoom Link for the course, via email. 


Dates/ Times: 7 thursdays, March 31 to May 12; 2 to 4:30 p.m. PST


Course Description: As we rush through our days, the urge to center ourselves in something deep and sustaining intensifies.  Writing poetry not only serves this urge but shares many similarities to traditional spiritual paths: focus on presence, deep listening, sincere truth-telling, and the surrender to something beyond ourselves.


The Spring 2022 theme is Restocking the Toolbox. This term we will consider the many powerful tools inherent in language and playfully experiment with each: wordchoice & syntax, meter & rhythmic feet, line & stanza breaks, metaphor & other figurative possibilities. As always, we will welcome the unexpected into our work, and we’ll read and write to our hearts’ content. All experience-levels and styles welcome!

The Poetic Pilgrimage: Poem-Making as Spiritual Practice