- Weathered Pages Debrief
- Small Groups
- Responses to the book
- Reading itself
- Lynn Martin Preview
- We will need to be ready.
- What makes this special.
- What makes the book special.
- What do you think of the book?
- Pick a poem, now
- Loss/Grief in poetry
- From last week—Grimes, Howell, Me, Pier, Moore, A. Byerrum, T. Martin,
- Why so much?
- “Like all the best poets, Stroud makes the earth again consolable.”
- What do you reach for at 4 am?
- What did we reach for on 9/11?
what strikes me most in her work is how elegy turns from grief, to wonder, to praise. Theodore Roethke says, "In a dark time the eye begins to see."
In this book, Jenifer Browne Lawrence demonstrates how the creative act, the poem itself, not only helps us to see, but is a way of illuminating the world and transforming the self.
- “Lynn Martin brings the gifts of one who has lost so much.”
- “There, face to face with the most terrifying state of not knowing, they expand outward to the farthest rim of affirmation—where the blue bowl holds everything.”
Options for Elegy:
- First/Most recent experience with death.
- Object that used to belong to someone who is no longer alive.
- My examples
- Keely Murphy
- Write a letter to someone who is dead. In it, make a confession.
- Who are your dead? Have them meet in a poem.
- Whenever I look at __________, I am reminded that I’ll be gone too, one of these days.