A retreat on which participants will read together the words of beloved spiritual poets, especially George Herbert, RS Thomas, Elizabeth Jennings and Mary Oliver. The guide will be Graham Fawcett, who has led a number of poetry retreats and courses.
This is an opportunity to hear the poems deeply, reflect on them, and, if and when participants wish to, share the insights they encourage. It is very much a reading together, and not an academic exercise, so nobody will be expected to analyse poems in a literary way. Instead, the focus will simply be on the ways poetry can speak to our deepest selves.