Poetry and Silence: Toward Creating a Healing Space

For many, the pandemic of 2020-21 has been an epic journey of grief and anxiety. Loss of life, livelihood, and health has stressed and compressed us. Simple conversations about how to be safe feel multilayered and pull at trust. Given the complexity of our day-to-day existence and the profound suffering that has emerged, how doContinue reading “Poetry and Silence: Toward Creating a Healing Space”

The Magic of Reading Poetry Aloud: A Response to Hannah Giorgis’s Essay, “How Poetry Can Guide Us Through Trauma”

I was mesmerized by the quote from Natasha Trethewey in Hannah Girogis’s recent essay in The Atlantic (https://lnkd.in/e9jfpXf), “How Poetry Can Guide Us Through Trauma,” when Tretheway expressed, “…I had to put my grief in the mouth of language, because it’s the only thing that will grieve with me….” Grief is ubiquitous and inescapable, andContinue reading “The Magic of Reading Poetry Aloud: A Response to Hannah Giorgis’s Essay, “How Poetry Can Guide Us Through Trauma””