Archive | Notes from the Journalverse

Poem of the Month: January 2015 – We look with uncertainty, Anne Hillman

The Journalverse is all about finding the threads that weave us together, both as a community of writers and an association of facilitators and practitioners. It is my dream for the Journalverse that anyone who is [curious, interested, passionate] about the role of writing for [healing, growth, change] will find her or his way, and […]

FREE CONTENT
Open to All Visitors
Continue Reading 0

Poem of the Month: December 2014 – The Coming of Light, Mark Strand

The poet and former US Poet Laureate Mark Strand died over Thanksgiving weekend, at the age of 80. In a 1998 interview with the Paris Review, Strand confided that “he writes in longhand and delays typing for as long as possible, he explains, because ‘when I read a poem

FREE CONTENT
Open to All Visitors
Continue Reading 0

In memory of poet Galway Kinnell, 1927-2014

The poet Galway Kinnell has died. An Irishman who was born and lived in New England, his poetic voice was musical, lyrical, and uplifting. His body of work included more than a dozen books of poetry, a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. According to NPR, Galway Kinnell in

FREE CONTENT
Open to All Visitors
Continue Reading 3

From Kay’s Journal: Review of Journal to Health

  We have come to the end of the 30-Day Digital Journaling Challenge. The brainchild of Journalverse member and Journal to the Self certified instructor Nathan Ohren of EasyJournaling.com and write4life.us, the 30-Day Challenge has brought together more than 1200 writers from around the globe, each engaged for the

FREE CONTENT
Open to All Visitors
Continue Reading 6

Poem of the Month, November: Praise Song, Barbara Crooker

Here we are in November, the transition month between autumn and winter, the month of generosity, gratitude, and abundance. Let us  sing praises!   Praise Song Praise the light of late November, the thin sunlight that goes deep in the bones. Praise the crows chattering in the oak trees; though

FREE CONTENT
Open to All Visitors
Continue Reading 0

Book News! Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community

The next volume in the It’s Easy to W.R.I.T.E. series is published. I was honored to edit Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community available at Amazon. In this remarkable collection, 11 experts from education and community service join to offer compelling guidance on applied practice. You’ll discover [ul style=”1″] [li]a model for

FREE CONTENT
Open to All Visitors
Continue Reading 0

Poem of the Month, Oct 2014: Autumn, Rainer Maria Rilke

It’s been nearly six weeks since my mom died. The season has turned; the Colorado aspen are bright golden and the maples and honey locusts and elms are starting to decorate my garden with their colorful leaves. The initial feeling of spinning in space has yielded to a quiet, almost

FREE CONTENT
Open to All Visitors
Continue Reading 2

Poem of the Month, Sept 2014: In Blackwater Woods, Mary Oliver

  The poem of the month for September is dedicated to my sweet mom, who peacefully passed away on August 22 at the age of 91. My two sisters and I were with her. As it always does in difficult times, poetry came to me and walked beside me. The

FREE CONTENT
Open to All Visitors
Continue Reading 10

Kay’s Journal: 11 Ways to Get Out of Your Head

Last week’s Women’s Circle, Women’s Story writing retreat was a deep dive into healing of body, psyche,and spirit for the nine brave souls who “risk(ed) everything for the raw recipe of (their) passion” (from the poem “Pumpernickel” by Philip Schultz). One morning, in our

FREE CONTENT
Open to All Visitors
Continue Reading 0

Poem of the Month Aug 2014: Philosophy in Warm Weather, Jane Kenyon

Philosophy in Warm Weather Now all the doors and windows are open, and we move so easily through the rooms. Cats roll on the sunny rugs, and a clumsy wasp climbs the pane, pausing to rub a leg over her head. All around physical life reconvenes. The molecules of our

FREE CONTENT
Open to All Visitors
Continue Reading 0

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes