RE-WEAVING COMMUNITY – ONE RHYME AT A TIME
METAPHORS BE WITH YOU: THE MAGIC OF POETRY
GOING DEEP: HOW TO HOLD SPACE FOR PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: HEALING THE SYSTEM AND OURSELVES
GIFTS & WOUNDS
POETRY: A GATEWAY TO THE NATURAL WORLD
INITIATION & RITES OF PASSAGE IN A MODERN WORLD
There are various forms of traditional initiation in the world, as well as the kind of informal initiations (sickness, death in the family, personal trauma) that life throws at us. When we see life through an initiatory lens, death becomes an ally, or guide. Through initiation, radical growth becomes possible.
VOCAL AWARENESS: WRITTEN WORD VS. SPOKEN WORD
SACRED FLOW: FREESTYLING AND ECSTATIC POETRY
STREET POET ORIGINS: DRUMMING & THE GRIOT
REMEMBERING OURSELVES: ANCESTORS & THE FIRE OF TRANSFORMATION
Violence, addiction and excessive consumption are symptoms of a culture or person on fire. Learn how to bring a raging blaze into the kind of balanced fire that can warm and inspire a whole village. Many indigenous cultures understand fire as the threshold between the living and the dead, as a gateway to our Ancestors.
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This book was conceived as a portrait of the creative community that both nurtures and serves, and is nurtured and served by, the non-profit organization Street Poets Inc.. Born from a poetry workshop in a Los Angeles County probation camp for boys, Street Poets has evolved over the past 20 years into a multi-dimensional, highlyRead More