Every couple years I go after a writer's workshop or gathering around explorations into poetics, depth perspectives or something related to my discipline as a cultural mythologer. This year's event brings together my interest in all three. This year's event is a writing retreat with Professor (and poet) Dennis Slattery held this August in Santa Barbara and sponsored by PacificA Graduate Institute. There are two sessions in August. I'm attending the second session held August 19-22, 2010.
There are a number of blogs on line you can access to read more about this year's retreat for poetic kinds at heart. Here are a couple and the link to the PGI website.
If you are up for some writing (not to mention riting!) this August, JOIN ME!
The poem marks a watery realm a tri via, shaken and disturbed the poem marks a de termini for the poet.
The poem is a kind of boundary marker; the poem is where the gods came and went The poem is what the gods left
The poem is where aesthetic mythoi in form, an image dissolves back and in a transpersonal past dimension of experience transcendant ground soil of Ge the poem re livens the story of itself in the gods
The poem is where images reform themselves forward into personality and person
a poem changes the matter in the matter
The poem is a story a legein like the one imbedded in the peplos of Athene
The poem is golden and gold is the tool in the skin and hide of Hephaistos
The poem returns gold
The poem is a woman changing her cloth her peplos her closure
changing woman herself
the poem reforms beauty where beauty herself passes between aesthetic expression and transpersonal arrest; since
not all beauty is beautiful in the aegis
the poem marks this de termini for the poet; beauty in being
nothing be-ing the one property of all things; the poem
weaves and what is not beautiful that disturbs identity is reunited and reabsorbed back into what is
If you only buy one poetry book this year, mythopoetry.com recommends you buy this one: A Hudson View Poetry Digest Summer, 2010 Volume 5 Number 2. It is a stellar issue! ... I’ve not seen a collection of poems work so well together in a single poetry volume for a long time. ... Congratulations to Skyline Publishing and its very fine poets, book reviewer and illustrator for this collective achievement.
Mythopoetics In Culture is a written collection of poems, essays and excerpts from essays by mythopoet, Stephanie Pope published to mythopoetry.com beginning in 2001 to the present. In 2017 mythopoetry.com brings guest blogging to its cultural mythology blog expanding its format to include poems and essays by the cultural mythologists of today.
DEAR MOM: A WWII MEMOIR by R J Van Dress
LIKE A WOMAN FALLING: SELECTED POEMS (out of print)