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Can a poem help us see the world fresh, ease our worry, heal loss? Can it earn a living out here in the real world? Most important, are we moved, inspired and informed? 

Poetry, Passion, & Pleasure With Dale Biron Dale Biron

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Can a poem help us see the world fresh, ease our worry, heal loss? Can it earn a living out here in the real world? Most important, are we moved, inspired and informed? 

    Our Beautiful, Battered, Broken World

    Our Beautiful, Battered, Broken World

    When we create stories about human nature, based upon observing traumatized humans, we get a picture that is both predictable and wrong. –Musings of a Poet

    • 19 min
    The More Than Human World

    The More Than Human World

    A Post-Humanist world would be one that fully embraced a "more than human world..." This week's episode continues to explore this theme, and features a powerful and poetic quote by David Abram, who coined the phrase used in the title. Plus one of the most famous poems written by the brilliant poet, Robinson Jeffers. 

    • 11 min
    A New PostHumanist Manifesto

    A New PostHumanist Manifesto

    "...We must un-humanize our view of the world just a little,
    make being of service, as needed and as sacred as sunlight.
    Invite both head and heart, home, to a welcomed wholeness.
    Declare joy and having "enough" the newest kind of envy..."

    –Dale Biron

    • 14 min
    Arranging For Our Own Disappearance

    Arranging For Our Own Disappearance

    What if we are up to our collective axels in mud? What if our political and ecological ideas, beliefs, and actions are getting us nowhere? What if we've got to get lost (on purpose) to actually move forward. What if a condition for sane progress is to first arrange for our own disappearance?

    What if philosopher-poet, Bayo Akomolafe is right when he says, "The way we respond to the crisis is part of the crisis..."

    • 17 min
    Solving Your 37th Problem

    Solving Your 37th Problem

    In these times of political, social, and ecological challenge and disruption, to what should we pay attention? Well certainly the ability to come back to our "center" is critical. In other words, having the ability to make our personal "optimal zone" a place where we spend more and more of our time. Solving your 37th problem is at the core of it all...

    PS: If you're interested in the work of the Context Institute, in particular their Bright Future Now Program, that I mentioned in this podcast, here is the link for the current cohort that is forming: context.org/bfnow/.

    • 14 min
    What If We Have Hope All Wrong?

    What If We Have Hope All Wrong?

    Let's reimagine both hope and despair. Truth is, hope and despair make uneasy friends. Our categorical, binary culture, insists on our choosing one or the other. But what if both despair and hope live deep in our hearts and minds at this time? What if to be skillful and resilient in our lives, we must acknowledge and embrace both?

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Poetry2 ,

You are not alone

These podcasts have a way of dropping into your center and chasing out joy where you least expect it. Reading poetry outloud is a very different experience than reading it on paper. You feel Dale’s calmness iand you feel calmer too. It’s a wonderful way to keep poetry in your life.

jkb305 ,

Peaceful and centering

Loved the theme of this and the previous episode. Very helpful in getting back to center, especially in these chaotic times. Looking forward to the next episode!

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