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The Courage in Poetry
Understanding the Relationship Between Vitality and Vulnerability

with Special Guest Manón Voice, Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Social Justice Advocate

Much is said in today's world about just being. But human beings have never had the luxury of choosing between an untouched and interior foundational self and the necessities and often overwhelming revelations of the outer world, where we have to work, pay bills and look after others, often before ourselves.

We are conversational creatures who shape a real identity only at the edge between our exhaustion and our vitality, between the self and the world, between the here and the there, between leading others and then following them, between how we need to be and what we need to be, and especially between the ground beneath our feet and the far horizon to which we go.

Join David Whyte, through the revelations of poetry and the poetic tradition, for an evening looking into some of the bold, courageous, robustly vulnerable and sometimes painful steps in bringing our seemingly  interior states out into the world to do, to achieve and above all to give.