San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Poetry allows one to speak with a power that is not granted by our culture.
~ Linda McCarriston
This coming year of 2017 asks us to speak up and speak out, and by doing this, strengthen a community of conscience and caring.
Yet, within our country and living on this fragile planet, it is a challenge in the midst of heartbreaking social and political realities to express and give shape to YOUR unique voice; your poetic voice that is
- humane and beautiful
- fierce, courageous and noble
- creative and compassionate
Your voice is necessary now and needed more than ever to bear witness to what you care about in this life. What is at risk for you? What do you care about?
Rather than write the polemical, we will explore a voice that leans into the cathartic and generative.
Our retreat will draw upon the poetry of Thomas Merton, William Stafford, Adrienne Rich, Edward Abbey, Mark Nepo, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lucille Clifton, Joy Harjo, Thich Nhat Hanh, Marge Piercy, Howard Zinn, Anna Akhmatova, Diane di Prima, Lisel Mueller, Audre Lorde, Terry Tempest Williams, Nadine Pinede, Yusef Komunyakaa and the poetry of children.
My intention and purpose is to encourage a poem-making that speaks truth, treasures beauty and empowers us to recognize our common ground.
Beginning and experienced poets/writers are welcome. It will be valuable and safe for anyone with a desire to express their truth and creativity.
Friday Evening & All-Day Saturday Retreat
Friday, April 21: 7:00 – 9:30pm
Saturday, April 22: 9:30am – 4:30pm
The Theological Institute
149 Washington Street
Brighton, MA 02135
*Lunch on Saturday included.
- Registration limited to 15. RSVP today
- Bring a friend, or two, or three to receive a discount of $20 per ticket ($115 ea)
- Go with a group of 5 or more to get a discount of $30 per ticket!
- Invite your friends via our affiliate program to receive $15 for each friend that registers by your invitation.
- Two scholarships are available! Please contact John Fox to inquire: John@PoeticMedicine.org
Please contact Dan Burns:
John FoxInstitute for Poetic Medicine
Poetry is a natural medicine that extends solace and relief,gives cathartic voice to suffering, reveals insightand shows us what it means to be human.”~ John Fox
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Institute for Poetic Medicine
The Institute of Poetic Medicine offers tools and support to people to heal body, mind, and spirit through the creative and therapeutic process of hearing, speaking and writing poetry. We fund Poetry Partner Programs that bring poetic medicine to people often considered at the margins.