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An Afternoon with Antler: A 3rd Saturday Coffeehouse Workshop Event
Unity Temple
Oak Park, IL
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An Afternoon with Antler: A 3rd Saturday Coffeehouse Workshop Event
This is a rare opportunity to spend an intimate afternoon talking and writing with Antler, one America's great nature poets--a direct descendant of Whitman, Ginsberg and the Beats.  His epic poem "Factory" was published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti in the City Lights Pocket Poet Series
in 1980.

Discussion will include Nature poetry, eco-poetry and their importance at this time in human and planetary history.  Antler describes his workshop like this: Gary Snyder wrote: "The nub of the problem now is how to flip over as in jujitsu the magnificent growth energy of modern industrial civilization into a search for deeper knowledge of self and Nature and this continuing revolution of consciousness will be won not by guns or violence but by seizing the key images, myths, archetypes, ecstasies and eschatologies so life won't seem worth living unless one is on the transforming energy's side." This workshop will encourage writing that embraces and celebrates those key images, myths, archetypes, ecstasies and eschatology what goes deepest and highest for all of us.

The purpose is to embolden creativity and help midwife each of us to the next level of the growth of our poet-souls.  William Carlos Williams said of poetry that people "die miserably every day for lack of what is found there."  Our goal is to discover what is found there and to manifest it in our own unique words and ways.  We will have a chance to do some spontaneous writing to flex our imaginative muscles toward that goal.

This is an opportunity not to be missed.  To learn more about this extraordinary man who has devoted his life to poetry and the poetic life, go to the interview at:
or to his website:

If you are interested, secure your ticket--attendance is very limited in order to enhance the intimacy of the experience.  This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



Unity Temple (View)
875 Lake Street (Corner of Lake and Kenilworth)
Oak Park, IL 60301
United States

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Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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