with Jane Hirshfield
July 15-20 (Sunday-Friday)
All welcome, experienced and beginning writers alike.An intimate, warm-hearted poetry writing workshop in which we will explore the generative abundance of words and worlds.
Writing and reading poems is a path of awareness, one in which we can discover new ways to enter our human interconnection with all things, including ourselves. Facing past, present, and future, looking inward and outward, we become able to express the fullness of life just as it is: domestic and wild, joyous and grieving, personal and beyond grasp. Generosity of being comes from and leads to abundance. We will practice writing with an open and generative attention, exploring a richness of being that opens self and world in all directions.
Jane Hirshfield has been a student of Soto Zen for over thirty years and was lay-ordained in 1979. She is the author of six prize-winning books of poetry, a book of essays, and three now-classic anthologies gathering the work of historical women poets.