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Poetry and Spiritual Practice: Selections from Contemporary Canadian Poets. The second annual poetry contest sponsored by Presence: an International Journal of Spiritual Direction, grand prize poetry winner, 2006.

Poetry and Spiritual Practice: Selections from Contemporary Canadian Poets. Toronto: The St. Thomas Poetry Series, 2002. Literary awards (selected). First place winner in the 18th Annual Literary Writes Poetry Competition of the Federation of BC Writers, 2006. Finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Award (BC Book Prize, 2012) for Demeter Goes Skydiving (University of Alberta Press, 2011).

Contributors: Beryl Baigent, Marianne Bluger, John Livingstone Clark, Sister Eileen Curteis, Richard Greene, Lee Johnson, Joy Kogawa, Hannah Main-van der Kamp, Alice Major, Susan McCaslin, Catherine Owen, Margo Swiss, John Terpstra, David Waltner Toews, and George Whipple.

22 poems about spirituality and enlightenment . The gates are an equally personal selection of entrance points into spiritual life. Some of the poems are well known, others less so. Each stands representative of many others. Later, I could see in the poetry of Horace one of the paths that led to the practice of Zen. The cricket of Issa's haiku would be, I believe, entirely recognizable to the Roman poet as a fellow singer of carpe diem. Spiritual poems emerge in response to the central questions of human life-mortality and transience, isolation and alienation, the question of suffering in all its dimensions.

Poetry as Spiritual Practice book. Reading and writing poetry creates clarity, deepens and expands spiritual inquiry, and cultivates wisdom, compassion, self-confidence, patience, and love. it is as if a long-settled cloud in our mind suddenly dissipates, and we are divine once again. from the Introduction.

John Terpstra (born 1953) is a Canadian poet. Terpstra was born in Brockville, Ontario, a small city on the St. Lawrence River, to parents who had recently immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands. The family moved to Edmonton when he was 5, then returned to Ontario and settled in Hamilton when he was 12. He attended high school in Hamilton. He was educated at Trinity Christian College, a small college in Chicago, where he met his wife Mary, and the University of Toronto, where he earned a .

Poetry and Spiritual Practice: Selections from Contemporary Canadian Poets (St. Thomas Press, 2002) ISBN 978-685339-7-0. Encyclopedia Article. Poetry, Heather Spears, Lorna Crozier, Canadian poetry, League of Canadian Poets. Poetry as Liturgy (St. Thomas Press, 2007) ISBN 978-735910-4-0.

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Sort by: Views Alphabetically. Total Poems: 217. 1. The Man He Killed.

Poet Irving Layton speaks out in an episode of the CBC-TV debate programĀ .

Poet Irving Layton speaks out in an episode of the CBC-TV debate program Fighting Words, broadcast on 9 December 1956 (courtesy CBC-TV). Poet Al Purdy (photo by Sheldon Grimson). Lee's works try to create poems rooted in the words and activities of their everyday lives (photo by Susan Perly/Macmillan of Canada). Bowering's over 40 books are marked with a witty sense of play (photo by Bliss Swift/courtesy Penguin Books Canada Ltd).

Metaphysical Poetry and Poets. The use of a mathematical tool to describe a spiritual bond is an example of the strange imagery which is a hallmark of metaphysical poetry. Metaphysical poetry can take different forms such as sonnets, quatrains, or visual poetry, and metaphysical poets are found from the 16th century through the modern era. John Donne. Heritage Images, Getty Images. Corbis via Getty Images, Getty Images.

Poetry and spiritual practice: selections from contemporary Canadian poets.

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