Poetry of Reclamation
Memories and Mythos: Identifying your sacred stories and recurrent personal themes through poetry
Myths are sacred stories of great importance. They help describe the world’s creation and the development of cultures across time. Often the line between myth and memory is blurred or interwoven through their telling and retelling. And the same is true with our personal narratives.
Where we come from, who we are, and the events that shape our lives are imbued with complexity and contradiction. What have you inherited from past generations? What patterns continue to reveal themselves in your life? Who are the gods and goddesses, protagonists, and villains that you interact with? In a time of rapid innovation and progress, at any cost, what does it look like to slow down enough to identify what remains constant in our inner worlds?
In this four-week poetry workshop, we will befriend persistent themes and uncover sacred stories that narrate our journeys. We will examine examples of poets who write about life’s patterns, myths, and memories. New writing will be generated each week and we will share and examine each other’s work, offering supportive feedback and thoughtful suggestions. Whether you are new to poetry or a seasoned poet, this workshop will take you on a journey of unmatched depth and personal discovery.SIGN UP