“Turning Toward Life with a Pen in Your Hand”: Exploring Poetry of Presence II (with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer)


  • WHAT: A four-week writing series
  • WHEN: Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, and 19, 6-8PM CT (7-9PM ET, 5-7PM MT, 4-6PM PT)
  • WHERE: Zoom
  • MATERIALS NEEDED: Your favorite writing tools plus Poetry of Presence II (optional: Exploring Poetry of Presence II)
  • OPEN TO ALL: No prior experience with poetry-writing is necessary.
  • YOUR INVESTMENT: $100 for series (scholarships available—contact me). Checkout using your card, PayPal, or check.
  • DISCOUNT: If you’re a Rafter (a member of my online community), use your discount code at checkout to get 15% off. (Forgot the code? Contact me.)
  • CAN’T MAKE A SESSION? Replay will be available.

“What does it mean to be alive?”

Consider this an invitation to join your voice to the big conversation about that question. In this four-week series, we’ll converse with poems from Poetry of Presence II: More Mindfulness Poems, an anthology of poems that “crack open the tough stuff and spill out the light.”

Every class will consist of reading and unpacking poems, two sessions of original writing, optional sharing, and lots of talk about process. This is a chance to “practice mindfulness smack dab in the middle of our busy lives” through writing—partaking in wonder, embracing paradox, trusting life, and meeting our own lives as living poems.

Please have the book Poetry of Presence II on hand. Optional to have Rosemerry’s companion book Exploring Poetry of Presence II.

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About Rosemerry

Guiding you in this poetic journey will be poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, who wrote Exploring Poetry of Presence II, a companion book for the anthology, with 88 invitations to deepen your writing practice. Trommer is the host of The Poetic Path on the Ritual App on your phone, co-host of Emerging Form (a podcast on creative process), co-spy master of the Secret Agents of Change, co-leader of Soul Writers Circle, and author of All the Honey, Hush, Naked for Tea and many other poetry collections. Her poetry album on endarkenment, Dark Praise, is available for free download anywhere you listen to music and can also be seen as videos on her Youtube channel. Her daily poems (dating froom 2006) can be found at A Hundred Falling Veils.