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Channeling Grief and Loss Through Poetry

  • Thursday, May 18, 2023
  • Thursday, June 08, 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, May 25, 2023, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, June 01, 2023, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, June 08, 2023, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
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Writing Circle

Channeling Grief and Loss Through Poetry

Writing poetry is a means to channel our grief allowing for personal expression. In this course, we explore how poetry can be a sacred container for the holy act of grieving. Each of our grief journey's are uniquely our own and the objective of this course is to create space to get closer to our feelings around loss and express our own unique stories through poetry. The class is not meant to replace therapy or grief counseling, but rather is a course focusing on how we can use the craft of poetry to cultivate sacred space and express our stories of grief with love and honesty. 

Author of the poetry collection, City of Pearls (UpSet Press 2019), Sham-e-Ali Nayeem is a Hyderabadi Muslim American poet, sound practitioner, interdisciplinary artist and recovering social justice lawyer. She has released two albums, City of Pearls (2019) and Moti Ka Sheher (2023) featuring musical interpretations from her book. Sham-e-Ali is the recipient of the 2022 Leeway Transformation Award and the 2016 Loft Literary Center Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship.

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