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Mindful Poetry Virtual Gathering (Free)

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Apr 03

Each year during April for National Poetry Month, The Well holds virtual space for poets and poetry lovers for an hour of nourishing community and creativity. The format is simple. In each session, we meditate, consider a single poem, receive a prompt, write, and then share with the group.

Poems generated by attendees during this session can be submitted for publication in our 5th anniversary of the Mindful Poetry Moments anthology!

This year's poems have been curated by translator, vocalist, composer, poet, and educator Haleh Liza Gafori.

In this session...
Poem: "Song" by Adrienne Rich
Mindfulness Facilitator: Daniel Fresco
Poem Facilitator: Haleh Liza Gafori


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

ACCESSIBILITY: Auto-generated Closed Captioning is available for each session on Zoom. If you require additional accommodations, please email bryce@thewell.world in advance of the Gathering.

NOTE: All Mindful Poetry sessions are recorded and posted on our YouTube Channel (click here to view). If you are participating during a Gathering and would prefer not to appear in the recording, you may keep your camera off and/or decline to share during the Gathering. Or if you share something during the Gathering and would like us to edit it out of the recording, please make a specific request in advance to bryce@thewell.world.

About the Facilitators

Daniel Fresco (he/him) is a professional drummer, personal trainer, sound healing practitioner and holistic wellness specialist. He tours with various musical acts and leads meditation workshops and meditative singing circles, incorporating yogic, sonic, and somatic tools to create a unique and accessible meditative practice for beginners and advanced practitioners of meditation. He believes these practices are powerful and practical tools for spiritual growth and transformation, and hopes to offer them in a way that enables and inspires people to integrate them into daily life.

Connect with Daniel: Website, Instagram

Haleh Liza Gafori (she/her) is a translator, vocalist, composer, poet, and educator born in NYC of Iranian descent. Her acclaimed book, GOLD (New York Review Books Classics/Penguin Random House, 2022), features her translations of poems by Rumi, the 13th century sage and mystic. Gafori is a 2024 MacDowell fellow and 2023 recipient of grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, supporting the development of a cross-media performance piece based on GOLD, weaving translations, original text, and musical compositions sung in Persian and English. Gafori’s work has been published by Columbia University Press, Harvard Review, Literary Hub, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. She has presented lectures, workshops, and performance pieces at universities and festivals across the country and abroad, including Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Lincoln Center, the New York Public Library, and Bradford Literary Fest.

Connect with Haleh: Website, Instagram

Mindful Poetry Moments, incubated with The On Being Project, offers a chance to pause and reflect on poetry’s ability to encounter ourselves, the world, and the mystery of each other.

This special collaboration began as a way to provide young students an opportunity to encounter poetry in the course of a normal school day during National Poetry Month and has expanded to reach poetry lovers of all ages.

For more, sign up for future Gatherings below and click here for additional poetry and mindfulness resources!

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Mindful Poetry Virtual Gathering (Free)
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