Spiritual Poetry


Incorporate spirituality into your poetry practice in this foundational course exploring writing the transcendent.


What you can learn.

  • Read ancient and contemporary examples of poetry embracing the spiritual
  • Create rich, textured poetry in celebration of your spiritual beliefs
  • Complete writing prompts that help spark new poems
  • Engage in a supportive and respectful workshop that helps you refine and strengthen your pieces

About this course:

Join this exploration of ancient work from poets such as Rumi and Hafiz, and contemporary poets including Mary Oliver and Ellen Bass. We use these transcendent poems as a source of inspiration, in service of inspiring you to create rich, textured, poetry of celebration and intimacy with infinity. We embark on prompt-based writing exercises using the ecstatic experience as our inspiration—and discuss the process along the way. Expect to complete the course with multiple drafts of spiritual poems and at least one on its second draft. 

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