AWP Portland Panel: "Maintaining Beginner’s Mind in Your Own Classroom: A Poetry Reading"
Mar
28
1:30 PM13:30

AWP Portland Panel: "Maintaining Beginner’s Mind in Your Own Classroom: A Poetry Reading"

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities,” Shunryu Suzuki writes in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, “but in the expert’s there are few.” This panel refutes this dichotomy by featuring expert poets at play and inviting the audience to join the fun. Panelists will read poems inspired by prompts they have assigned each other, discussing the prompts as avenues to beginner’s mind. Then the audience will try a prompt on the spot, bringing the rest home for personal or classroom use.

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