Poetry Happening: Imagination & Creative Fire

June 22, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wine & Poetry with Rabbi Bolton and Shelley Saposnik

And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
-William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Is imagination ever your starting place? When? For what? For a poem? A prayer? What is the nature of imagination and what part does it play in the creative process?
This month we explore the role of imagination in poems and writing poetry. We ponder how the creative process is informed by our will to imagine or the imaginative sparks that come to us, whether in waking hours or in our dreams. We will peek at Julia Cameron’s THE ARTIST WAY to kindle our own creative fire and use its power to coax a poem into existence.
Join us as we sip some wine and share poems — our own or those of our favorite poets.