O, Miami is hosting their annual festival in April! The wide ranging events bring poetry to every corner of Miami, often in unique and unexpected ways. My contribution is a sensory forest walk designed to uncover secrets in both written and natural poetry! It will take place Saturday, April 21 at 10:00 AM.
Bibliomancy is the art of fortune telling practiced by interpreting randomly chosen passages from sacred texts. We’ll allow the fates to guide us while taking a leisurely stroll in the pine rocklands, an endangered ecosystem that is unique to south Florida.
Together we’ll explore the forest ecology while engaging in a series of sensory experiences focusing on relaxation, reflection, and the poetry of Hafez, a 14th century Persian mystic.
Alternative to What? is a photography exhibition exploring the term ‘alt process.’
Work is on display from March 22nd – April 1st
Thursday – Saturday, noon – 5PM or by appointment
Reception: Juror’s talk with Bridget Conn: Saturday, March 24th at 2:00 PM
I’ll be adding more dates and more locations in 2018. Forest bathing, also known as forest therapy or shinrin yoku, is a guided experience that helps people connect to nature. We’ll bathe our senses in the healing qualities of nature, share our observations, and end the walk with a short Q & A. We’ll leave refreshed by a contemplative practice that we can carry into our everyday routines.
Forest Bathing experience during the 2017 Rapid Pulse Festival in Chicago.