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“Writing the Moon, Learning the Heart” poetry writing course facilitated by Dawn Garisch of the Life Righting Collective in The Poetry Library at Temenos.

‘We know how to get to the moon, but we don’t know how to get on with each other.’

– Arnold Mindell

We reach for a poem because the poem’s reach is beyond the confines of the page and the line. Linda Kaoma and Dawn Garisch from the Life Righting Collective will read examples from their own and other poets’ work that illustrate the ways in which poetry can help connect us to our bodies, to each other, and to the world.

“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” —T.S. Eliot

“Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.” —W.H. Auden

Linda Kaoma is a poet, writer, projects and events manager in the arts in Cape Town. She’s shared her poetry locally, and in the Netherlands, Austria, Ghana, and Kenya. She was the project manager for Badilisha Poetry X-change (http://badilishapoetry.com) for four and a half years.

Dawn Garisch is an award-winning author, poet, playwright, medical doctor and life writing facilitator. Her second collection of poetry will be published in 2020 by Modjaji. She is part of the medical humanities movement in South Africa.

Venue: The Poetry Library at Temenos

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