Join us on Tuesday, June 21 at 6pm PT, via Zoom – no prerequisites, no homework!
“The moment of inspiration can come from memory, or language, or the imagination, or experience – anything that makes an impression forcibly enough for language to form.”Carol ann duffy, poet laureate of the united kingdom, 2009
Join us in celebrating Becky Lennstrom’s return to Mindful Poetry as we explore “homecoming” via the many paths beat by poets like Carol Ann Duffy, In Mrs. Tilscher’s Class. Dylan Thomas‘ nostalgic Fern Hill contrasts with Philip Larkin’s prodigal in I Remember, I Remember, and Nicki Giovanni challenges the poor, Black child stereotype with Nikki Rosa. Mary Oliver’s yearning Letter from Home will lead to a fun writing practice.
Join us for Mindful Poetry, Tuesday, June 21 at 6pm PT – all are welcome!
Meeting ID: 975 0515 6720 One tap mobile +12532158782,,97505156720# US (Tacoma)
Our Curator and Guide:
Poetry has been a life-long passion and solace for Rebecca Echert-Lennstrom. The beauty and playfulness of verse captured her heart early and became a well-spring of reflection and inspiration. For the last 25 years, she’s been sharing that love with high school students as an English teacher and creative writing instructor, steeped in words and imagery. She’s coached students in the National Poetry Out Loud Competition for ten years, paired with professional poets in the classroom to inspire student writing, and published high school creative writing magazines. This is her second year curating the Mindful Poetry Series as a ministry of the Episcopal Church.