I love poetry. The worlds that are expanded by words on a page is one of my favorite places to be. And I yet I also resonate deeply with the poet Rumi who wrote, "I am less interested in language and more so the Source from which it comes."
I am interested in what the reading and writing
of poetry can teach us about living well. What is it to live a poetic life?
I seek to explore this in my own poetry (see poetry page) in my retreats and Theopoetic sermons and worship leading (see Church resources page).
Living the Poetry of Life: What Can Poetry Teach Us About Living Well
Writing the Body: Poetry as Embodied Practice
Lectio Poetica: Reading Poetry with the Spiritual Practice of Lectio Divina
Writing Oneself Home: Poetry and Internal Family Systems
Writing the Earth Body
"Painting is Silent Poetry, Poetry is Painting that Speaks": Poetry and Watercolor
If you have curiosity about any of these retreats (or something you don't see) please be in touch. I have longer descriptions for each retreat and am happy to explore more together. **I can modify these offerings for any age, population, setting. I have experience working with children, adults, and teens in after school programs, church and school settings.
Poetry Reading- Reading my poems is one of my favorite activities. Please contact me to book a reading.
Living Poetically: Retreats, Teaching
and Poetry Readings
“You are living in a poem.When you’re in a very quiet place, when you’re remembering, when you’re savoring an image, when you’re allowing your mind calmly to leap from one thought to another, that’s a poem. That’s what a poem does.”
- Naomi Shiba Nye