Jeff: I’ve been chatting with my good friend Alayna Munce about doing something like this at the CEC for years. Alayna is a novelist and poet and the hard-working publisher of Brick Books, the only press in Canada specializing in poetry. This Monday, we will explore how words open us, challenge us, offer insights and perhaps even healing. How are poetry and meditation different literary forms? How do their effects overlap, and how are they different? These are absurdly broad and ambitious questions, thus fun to entertain. Alayna and I will weave together meditation and poetry; afterwards we’ll share some thoughts, and then open it all up for community discussion.