Poetry as a Spiritual Practice
This course will look at how poetry can be used as a tool to develop habits of introspection and awareness that can lead to a deeper sense of connection with the world in all its aspects: human, natural, and spiritual. We will work thru a series of writing exercises aimed at developing habits of intentionality and mindfulness. Altho’ we will be talking about religion and God, the work will be open, inclusive of all faith traditions, as well as skeptical and active non-believers. The idea is to develop a regular practice that uses poetry to cultivate the discipline of personal empowerment.