In song, magic becomes real. In poems, words can do what they can’t say. Through the spell of language where love is knit into syllables by an honest voice, we can begin to convey the otherwise impossible secrets of our devotions. In this retreat, we will savor poems that perform the soft magic of blessing, and write in the spirit of song.
Kim Stafford, currently the poet laureate of Oregon, is a beloved teacher and poet. He grew up primarily in Oregon following his parents as they taught and traveled through the West. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, and the director of the Northwest Writing Institute, and co-director of the Documentary Studies Certificate Program at Lewis & Clark College, where he has taught since 1979. He holds a Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of Oregon and has worked as a printer, photographer, oral historian, editor, and visiting writer at a host of colleges and schools, and offered writing workshops in Italy, Scotland, and Bhutan.
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