"What Was the Human For?"

Movement and Spiritual Philosophy

Extended Online Multi-class Seminar, with Zhenevere Sophia Dao

Summer Class:


Online with Zhenevere Sophia Dao

5 Weeks on Wednesday Evenings, beginning July 6th

6pm—7:15pm MDT USA

$80 for the entire class/$20 per class otherwise

From Wednesday, July 6th—Wednesday, August 10th

This is a course of deep reading and communal discussion of "spiritual poems." That phrase I put in quotes because I take the word "spiritual," in regards to poetry, as meaning any artifact of a poem that has traveled deeply into the meaning and quality of what it is to be here. Poems, in other words, that are aesthetic events of the sincerest engagement with life.

We read great poems each week, in a disarmed and sincere atmosphere. We attempt to reify the kind of attention that makes the study of poetry a much needed sacrament in a terribly distracted time.

Each week, I choose 4-6 poems to discuss on the upcoming Wednesday. Participants are sent a link to this reading page, with my comments on the poems and ideas for consideration.

At the beginning of each class, we move briefly in Mythosomatic Movement, as a form of approach to the sensitivities that occasion poems.