Falling in Love with Poetry, Part 1

by | Jan 3, 2019 | Literature

Experience the power of poetry to sharpen our vision, intensify our feelings, deepen our souls, and expand our capacity to love.

by Lisa VanDamme

The goal of this talk is to help you fall in love – or more in love – both with poetry and with love itself. With a symphonic integration of all the resources of language, great love poets take the most elusive nuances, thrills, mysteries, and motifs of love and throw them into sharp relief. During this talk, you will see these facets illumined by such timeless poets as Tennyson, Donne, Millay, and Browning. You will experience the power of poetry to sharpen our vision, intensify our feelings, deepen our souls, and expand our capacity to love. Recorded live at OCON 2018.

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Lisa VanDamme obtained her BA in philosophy from the University of Texas (Austin) in 1995. While pursuing graduate studies in education at Pennsylvania State University, she was invited to California to develop a curriculum for a gifted child who was not being challenged in traditional schools. She found that her program worked equally well for students of all levels of ability, and has had success educating students from 4th-8th grade for the past six years. VanDamme Academy is the product of her six years of devotion to developing and teaching this inspiring and systematic curriculum.

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