POEMING THE SILENCE
A Women’s Writing Group
MON. DECEMBER 18, 2006
Free and open to the public
SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
North East Branch
6801 35th Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
KAREN A BAKER
Poeming the Silence is a continuing & revolving women’s writing group where words & story produce insight, learning & community. While we use poems to trigger writing – & to uncover silences & secrets within us – all written forms are encouraged -- diaries, fragments, stories, memoirs, dreams, recipes, lists, whatever we discover. We do no critiquing. Our primary goal is to create a safe & nurturing environment so we can write, speak & breathe ourselves into the world.
Esther Altshul Helfgott, facilitator
Sunday, December 10, 2006
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What a great time. Thanks to everyone who participated. You were wonderful!The next class starts Jan 22nd. See you then and Happy New Year!
Whoa, haven't visited here for quite a while! How did P. Hurshell get left off the readers' list? ( :
You weren't in that last class and I didn't get around to posting this session's reading. But you were great!
I tried to IMMEDIATELY change this as soon as I saw the date 2 seconds later and couldn't - very frustrating. Duh ... of course this was from Dec but had already posted. Open your eyes, Puah!!
Love the Gouri poems - isn't he something? I really only know his novel from way back called The Chocolate Deal and only a few of his poems. Would like to get ahold of his two volume POEMS [publ. I think in 98 or so] but haven't been able to find them -
Here's a line from Gouri's "As Long As I Have Life" that reminds me of what Abe's doctor told me: "This is not going to be over, as with death. You are evey time you take a step walking on a wound."
"I walk on the aching, lacerated earth,
like a giant wound."
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