Where poets and science collide in the body

Could menstruation and its observances in fact be experienced as empowering for women?” Social anthropologist Camilla Power writes, discussing the tradition of menstrual huts of Northern California’s Yurok people. I read this, while menstruating alone in my basement apartment, in the middle of quarantine, grieving the loss of blood —…

A Wisdom Body Series on the origin of our first book.

They may say don’t judge a book by its cover, but we all know we still do, so what does a small woman-run artist collective dedicated to process and the tangibility of matter do when designing their first chapbook?

Our first collective book More Revolutionary Letters, was born out of the collective loss of poet, woman, activist, and Jack Kerouac School founding member Diane di Prima last fall.

The days after her death various Revolutionary Letters circulated the poetry community in honor of Diane calling attention to this collection…

Encountering the Greek rites in “The Poet as Shaman”

Sometimes, it seems like everything is about drugs.

In her first lecture in the “Poet as Shaman” series from the 1970’s on the Naropa Archives, Anne Waldman briefly touches on the Rites of Eleusis, and the book Road to Eleusis by ethnomycologist Gordon Wasson.

Wasson‘s research in the realm of medicinal mushrooms brought him to the study of…

amy bobeda

poet. artist. theatre maker. JKS Naropa University MFA candidate. http://blondewanderlust.com. Founder of @WisdomBodyCollective, come join us.

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