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Waking

Waking A poem by Audrey Gidman I step into my body as though I am a temple making holy the dirt. Here              I crack myself open     like an eggshell –                     a pale blue thing        coming apart […]

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2017 Reading List

Book Title Author The Odyssey Homer (translation, Robert Fagles Homeric Moments: Clues to Delight in Reading the Odyssey and the Iliad Eva Brann The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters Adam Nicholson Regarding Penelope: From Character to Poetics Nancy Felson Classical Mythology in Context Lisa Maurizio A Guide to the Odyssey Ralph Hexter Ancient Epic Poetry: […]

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The Listener

The Listener From the Seneca story: Haton-dos, the Listener. A telling by Martin Shaw. There was once a boy making trouble in the village. There’s always a boy making trouble in the village. He was sent to the hut of his uncle, a place where the settlement drifted into the vastness of the dark forest. One […]

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2016 Reading List

Book Title Author Ensouling Language and the Art of Non-Fiction Stephen Buhner Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm Stephen Buhner Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin Patrick Donnelly The Charge Patrick Donnelly The Eternal City Kathleen Graber Correspondence Kathleen Graber Bountiful Harvest: From Land to Table Betty LaDuke Snowy Tower: Parzival and the Wet, Black […]

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Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy – Film (2015)

Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy – Official Trailer (2014) from Haydn Reiss on Vimeo. Robert Bly: A Thousand Year of Joy A Film by haydn Reiss Robert Bly is one of America’s most celebrated poets, easily the most controversial, who has for over a half century crisscrossed the cultural landscape through poetry, translation, […]

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In Beauty It’s Begun

In Beauty It’s Begun A song by Doug Von Koss In beauty it’s begun In beauty it’s begun In beauty it’s begun In beauty it’s begun It’s beautiful to left of me It’s beautiful to right of me It’s beautiful to left of me It’s beautiful to the right of me It’s beautiful below me […]

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Snowy Tower: A Book Talk

Snowy Tower A book talk by Martin Shaw In Snowy Tower, Dr. Martin Shaw continues his trilogy of works on the relationship between myth, wilderness, and a culture of wildness. In this second book, he gives a telling of the Grail epic Parzival. Claiming it as a great trickster story of medieval Europe, he offers […]

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Gabriel: A Poem

Gabriel: A Poem An excerpt by Edward Hirsch Edward Hirsch reads from “Gabriel: A Poem,” a heart-wrenching elegy for his son, who died in 2011. Mixing sorrow, bewilderment from death, strange hope, and human grief, Hirsch weaves together his own heart in unabashed sequence. Copyright 2014 PBS NewsHour

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2015 Reading List

Book Title Author Tristan Gottfried Von Strassburg trans: A. T. Hatto We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love Robert Johnson The Tree of Meaning Robert Bringhurst Becoming Animal Trans: David Abram Feral George Monbiot Landscape and Memory Simon Schama Eight Stages of Translation Robert Bly The Demon and the Angel: Searching For the Source of […]

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