Posts tagged ‘Elizabeth Ayres’

Apr 18 2017
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Founder Elizabeth Ayres bids farewell to the Center for Creative Writing

Founder Elizabeth Ayres bids farewell to the Center for Creative Writing

In The Sound of Music, when Maria must choose between her life with the sisterhood and her life with the von Trapp family, her spiritual mother encourages her to follow the dream in her heart. “Climb every mountain,” the elder nun counsels, “Ford every stream.” For 27 years, I have poured all my love into the effort of encouraging aspiring writers to follow their dreams. Now it’s my turn to climb a mountain that’s beckoned…

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Oct 21 2015
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New poems, video poems, gift poems: Elizabeth Ayres and her collection in progress, Azimuth of God

New poems, video poems, gift poems: Elizabeth Ayres and her collection in progress, Azimuth of God

Center founder and teacher Elizabeth Ayres has been working on a new collection of poetry called Azimuth of God: Poems of Absence and Presence, and has now created videos for nine of them. We learn from the opening of the videos that ‘Azimuth’ is a navigational term defining the position of a heavenly body with respect to the horizon. The poems in this series explore the intersection of spirit and matter, and some explore this…

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Aug 12 2015
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The hard work of writing pays off for Center founder, teaching associate

The hard work of writing pays off for Center founder, teaching associate

Center founder Elizabeth Ayres and teaching associate Tawni Waters (Writing to Reclaim Your Sacred Self) have some exciting writing news to share. Ayres is working a new book of poetry called Azimuth of God: poems of absence and presence, and has several new poems featured at the blog On Being. In her introduction to the new work, Ayres speaks with moving candor about her struggle to find meaning, the “something more,” in her life, “searching for God in…

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Jul 10 2015
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New poems by Elizabeth Ayres at Burlesque Press

New poems by Elizabeth Ayres at Burlesque Press

Center founder Elizabeth Ayres is writing a new book of poetry called Azimuth of God: Poems of absence and presence.  Five poems from this manuscript-in-progress are currently featured on Burlesque Press: “Not By Bread Alone,” “Syzygy,” “The Heronry,” “The Reef,” and “Doula.” Here is an excerpt from “Not By Bread Alone”: The old oak wakes in the night      to a whispering wind. “There is something,” the murmuration begins, “something in us that lives,” the susurration…

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