Cloud Stretch: Meditative Poetry

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Date(s) - January 26, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Sou'wester Lodge


Cloud Stretch: A Meditative Poetry Workshop with Ana Anu

I’ll first lead a guided somatic meditation, on theme with astrological happenings and current moon cycle, then open the meditation into a series of thematic questions, periods of meditative reflection, and written response. We’ll next spend some time in editing space…a time to refine and elaborate, stretch metaphors and challenge ourselves to dig deeper into our work and use of language. Here, we’ll reference the work of other poets, discussing poetic style and form.

We’ll then move into producing an 11X17 print of poetry. During this portion of the workshop, participants are invited to design and decorate a poem or an excerpt of their written work onto a one-of-a-kind print. We’ll close with sharing our work if so desired.

Ana Anu is a Portland based poet and multi-media artist. Her work seeks to reflect the state of the collective through mythology, natural cycles, deep intuition, and play. Her first published collection of poetry, Noon, explores the concept of big transitions whimsically and with heart. Her visual art collection explores intergenerational wild feminine in the abstract.

COST: $40

BRING: favorite writing, drawing, illustrating setup/tools. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack depending on your lunch schedule. Hot tea and coffee provided.

20 students max.

RSVP: or 360-642-2542 between 9am-9pm

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

This class is part of the Winter 2019 Workshop Series. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome. Visit to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.