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Friday, May 4 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
The Modern Devotional FULL

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The river from which we draw our words runs through eternity.   Crossing beyond the traditional ecstatic, we take a deeper look into the modern search for awakening.  This panel brings together two poets from the water with two poets from the mountains to discuss how to create entry points into a devotional practice. The new voice of devotion sustains through reflection on our relationships to each other and the universe we live in.  It is a poetry born of necessity, a way to be in this world.

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Justen Ahren

founder and Director, Noepe Center for Literary Arts
Martha's Vineyard Poet Laureate, Justen Ahren is the author of A Strange Catechism and a forthcoming book from Shanti Arts Publishing entitled, A Machine for Remembering. He is founder of Noepe Center for Literary Arts and the Italy Writing Workshop in Orvieto, Italy.

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M R Baird

Rachel Elion Baird
M R Baird is a writer, poet and former theologian whose work appears in numerous publications including Poetry Scotland, South Light, Into the Void, New Millennium Writings and Cape Cod Poetry Review. Offering up poems as a language of shared experience, her poems walk the eco-tone... Read More →
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Sue Scavo

Teacher/Poet/Embodied Dreamworker, Writing Vertically and Embodied Dreamwork
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Karla Van Vliet

Van Vliet Arts / Dreams as Source
Karla Van Vliet is the author of two collections of poems, From the Book of Remembrance and The River From My Mouth. She is an Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize finalist, and a two-time Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee. Her poems have appeared in Poet Lore, The Tishman Review... Read More →

Friday May 4, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Hawthorne Hotel, Sophia Room