Poet’s Corner

Poet’s Corner is our new column devoted to poetry; a point of refuge in the online world where those who believe in the transformative power of language  can come for contemplation and renewal. In pondering a name for this column, we remembered Poets’ Corner at Westminster Abbey, and, in NYC, St. John of the Divine Cathedral’s American Poets Corner. These sacred spaces in the physical world offer a palpable retreat from the bustle of the everyday; they are places where silence and only the most luminous and considered of words hold sway. We are drawn to this connection because we believe poetry can be a kind of sacred vocation as well as a contemplative encounter.

Poet’s Corner

A Time for Healing and Togetherness

We are looking greatly forward to The Collective Trauma Summit, a free,10-day online event beginning September 22nd, that will “explore methods for working with unresolved and hidden…

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through

What is shared with all tribal nations in North America is the knowledge that the earth is a living being, and a belief in the power…

Any Real Change Implies the Breakup of the World as One Has Always Known It

I want to suggest this: that the majority for which everyone is seeking, which must reassess and release us from our past and deal with the…

Joy Harjo: A Quest to Find a Map of the Soul

On Earth Day, 2020, we had the great honor and delight of listening to U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s online reading and discussion, sponsored by Engaging the…

Today, When I Could Do Nothing

    We hope you’re all finding ways to stay balanced and mindful during this challenging time. Our goal is to share creative inspiration in as…

Preserving the Arts and Humanities Means Protecting the Best in Us All

“{The national} 2021 budget calls for $30 million to close out the National Endowment for the Arts and $33.4 million to shutter the National Endowment for…

On Beauty, Attention, and the Sacred

  Beauty is an achieved state of both deep attention and self-forgetting; the self forgetting of seeing, hearing, smelling or touching that erases our separation, our…

Lost & Found: Bringing Lost Work to New Life

In terms of a magickal working — an inner visioning process, this is the portion of the work that involves cleaning up loose ends — +…

The Space Between: On Turning to the Poetry of Jane Hirshfield

Some stories last many centuries, others only a moment. All alter over that lifetime like beach-glass, grow distant and more beautiful with salt. Yet even today,…

Standing in Light

How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a…