And here is the soapbox Don Scott in Facilities Management at Angelo State made for me so my students would have a place to stand as they performed their poems in class.
Here is the syllabus for the course.
More on the class here.
*”Poet warriors” is a term we used in class based on our reading in Pema Chodron’s The Places That Scare You wherein she describes the Buddhist concept of bodhichitta, the courageous and open-hearted consciousness necessary for authentic understanding and engagement with each other and the world. Studying and writing poetry in this course were the paths we used to develop that kind of consciousness, or what is traditionally known as “the moral imagination.”