“It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.” –William Carlos Williams
Have you ever wanted to write poetry, but just couldn’t find the words? Are you currently a poet that would like to take your work to the next level? Fear not. The answer is here.
Join Jen Lightly Sept. 1, 2014, for The 30 Day Poetry Challenge where students will reinvigorate their relationships to their mother tongue through the exquisite art of poetry. If you are an accomplished poet, you are welcome. If you are a novice, you are welcome, too. If you have never written a poem in your life, you are most welcome. And if you just want to read poems and engage with creative and passionate minds and hearts, you are also welcome.
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During The 30 Day Poetry Challenge Jen will send you a poem and a writing prompt inspired by the poem every day. You will have the opportunity to engage with words in fresh, exciting ways while learning “the art of the line,” the nuts and bolts of what makes a poem into something as solid and beautiful as a Grecian urn, to paraphrase one of the all-time poetry greats, John Keats.
“Jen Lighty doesn’t only walk the Medicine Wheel– she lives it. A guide, a priestess, a mythologist, a story-teller and a scholar, Jen has spent her life preparing for her work helping others achieve transformation into their own beauty–that is, she re-introduces people to themselves and their own sacred journeys. I never understood the concept of ‘finding one’s teacher’ until I began to walk the path with Jen toward clarity, toward compassion, toward the light.
Jen has published two chapbooks, Siren and Bluebell: The Apocalypse Diary, and many of her poems, essays and stories have been shared through The Beloit Poetry Journal, Earthlines, The Island Review, The Providence Journal, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Bamboo Ridge, Thrush Poetry Journal, Seneca Review, Water-Stone, and The North American Review. Jen recently received a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on The Arts, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for the Best New Poets Anthology, and was awarded an Honorable Mention by Cutthroat Magazine in the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize. Additionally, she has a taught an innovative series of workshops combining poetry, movement, meditation, and ceremony for 7 years at The Block Island Poetry Project. http://www.bipoetryproject.com