“We are breathing in our lineages together.”
~ Sharon Olds, Meeting a Stranger

This week we gathered for our first Fall session at the library. It was a lovely discussion about various origins – from meeting a stranger, the shaping of stones, the love of cribbage – and cultural identity. Thank you to everyone that came!


SPOT Reading List

A list of the poems we read

I’ve added some links where I could to the poems, poets or books if you would like to explore.

Meeting a Stranger by Sharon Olds

Four Day Morning and Tradition by Jerico Brown
Listen to the CBC Interview with Jerico on Writers & Company
Listen to Krista Tippett’s conversation with Jerico at OnBeing.org

Antidotes to Fear of Death by Rebecca Elson
Follow the rabbit hole to Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings

An Eastern Ballad by Alan Ginsberg

Small Song, Round Stone by Jan Zwicky

Saturday Nights Out to the Roy’s by Corey Lavender

SPOT Write Prompt

Poetry reading & writing prompt for next week

Prompt/Theme: “Moon”

When we meet again, bring along poems inspired by the theme. There is no obligation to write, but if you feel inspired, you are welcome to bring your poem to share at the next gathering.