Ireland by Andreas Wagner

The Pursuit of Dermot and Grainne

The Pursuit of Dermot and Grainne An Irish story. A telling by Martin Shaw. Finn alone as dawn comes. Not the visionary, prophet, warrior, but Finn as bleak widow, of spasmed back, fragile knee, grey locks. Barely a stretch of flesh not vivid with scars. Older. Finn alone, as he always was, even in the […]

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Dear Friends

Dear friends, As soon as March lopes in, your faces start to get a little clearer, your dearness more acute. One more push into spring and will be entering the marvellous back at Camp Kieve for another year. Amazing. I wanted you to know my movements will be a little front ended this time. You’ll […]

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2019 Reading List

Baba Yaga: The Ambiguous Mother and Witch of the Russian Folktale Andreas Johns Invoking Ireland John Moriarty Over Nine Waves Marie Heaney The Dream and the Underworld James Hillman The Night Wages(February 2019) Martin Shaw Courting the Dawn: Poems of Lorca (April 2019) Trans Martin Shaw and Stephan Harding Technicians of the Sacred Jerome Rothenberg […]

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The Huntress

The Huntress

The Huntress An Inuit story. A telling by Martin Shaw. There was a woman who dreamt of the sea. Back when there was a village called Tikeraq, there lived a man and a woman. But it’s not really their story I’m telling. It’s their daughter’s story I’m telling. She was a huntress, famed for both her […]

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Nest, Photo Credit Luke Brugger

2018 Reading List

Book Title Author Scatterlings: Getting Claimed in the Age of Amnesia Martin Shaw A Branch from the Lightning Tree: Ecstatic Myth & the Grace in Wildness Snowy Tower: Parzival and the Wet Black Branch of Language A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World Robert Bringhurst The Tree of […]

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Crossing the Waters

An excerpt from a forthcoming interview in OYA online magazine. Consider gathering with Tony Hoagland and Dr. Martin Shaw mid-Decemeber in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Details here.   ….Many of us are lonely. And not because we need a new therapy, or mantra, or clever idea, we are lonely because we don’t speak to each […]

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Story and Poetry In Santa Fe

THE KING AND QUEEN MUST WED THE LAND: Romanticism as Activism An Evening of Story and Poetry with Dr. Martin Shaw & Tony Hoagland Friday, December 15, 2017  7-9PM Myth insists that in each of us a great kingdom presides: filled with forests, remote castles, giants, witches, lovers, the dreams of the earth itself. To hear a story […]

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Present by Ann Arbor

Present

  Present A poem by Ann Arbor written on June 1, 2016 during 42nd Annual Conference I’m here on the back deck made of rusty nails and weather beaten boards. Here where the chokecherry blossoms hold some small wasps in an opening dance. This is only the beginning of summer. The chestnut’s candelabra points in […]

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Age of the Serpent Workshop with Paul Kingsnorth and Martin Shaw

AGE OF THE SERPENT

Workshop with Martin Shaw and Paul Kingsnorth We live in strange, shifting times. The impossible becomes normal every day, and those who are supposed to understand how the world works – media, pollsters, pundits – look as confused as anyone else. Old political battle lines are dissolving, and too often listening and talking are replaced […]

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