The Poetics of Writing and Healing with Gerry Connolly and Rita Magdaleno

01/28/2012 - 03/03/2012

Meets Saturdays, January 28 through March 3
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

We will use poetry as a springboard for movement towards consolation. This six-week workshop will explore the relationship between poetry and healing through a series of reading and writing exercises based upon work by Rumi, Basho, Marie Howe, Stephen Dunn, Jane Kenyon, Mary Oliver, and others. Looking carefully at a diverse selection of poems and poets, we will consider and write about quests, consoling places, and healing company. We will explore poems that look at the world in new ways: to come to terms with unexplainable events and to transform—through art—the sorrows of the world into understanding.

$150 + $5 course material fee
Arizona Board of Regents