PlaySpace News August 2022: The Earth is Our Home

The Earth is Our Home

World Poetry Movement Scotland, in association with Mythic Horse Press and Playspace Publications is pleased to announce the publication of The Earth is Our Home. WPM Scotland  is affiliated to the World Poetry Movement.

From a long look at the deep ecologies of the past, to personal intimations of compassion, the 19 poets in this anthology, among the best in Scotland, give their various all to articulate what Shelley wrote in his “The Defence of Poetry” that ‘poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world’. Thus by simply writing verse, poets use the tools of poetry – words – without threat or menace, to provide an exemplary alternative to strife, to the way we are destroying ourselves and our home.

—Gerry Loose (from the introduction

Book Launch 6th September 7pm CCA

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Nourishing Ourselves & Our World

 Mindfulness and Expressive Writing Retreat

14th to 19th November 2022

with Ratnadevi and Sukhema (aka Larry Butler)

A 5-day retreat in the glorious setting of Myres Castle, combining meditation, mindful movement and expressive writing.  

More information and application here

The Poet’s Way for Lammas

August Poet’s Way – Sunday 7th August- zoom door opening at 5:15pm – (you need to register here to get the link – see below)

Awakening to the power of poems to compliment & enhance our spiritual practice. Inspired by Manjusvara’s book The Poet’s Way (Jane Hirshfield says “this book offers warm-hearted, step-by-step awakening into the possibilities and powers of poems”).

Lammas is the celebration of this first, Grain Harvest, a time for gathering in and giving thanks for abundance. Do you have a Lammas inspired poem – your own or someone else? (painting by Wendy Andrew)

Please bring a poem to share – yours or a published poem you’d like to hear appreciated through a deep reading. 

The zoom link will open at 5:15 for a 5:30pm start. Do you have a favourite late Summer poem. If not, you could write one! Our Earth is Our Home and our home over-heating – can you write about that?

May you be well and write well too,


You are invited to a Zoom meeting of THE POET’S WAY
When: Aug 7, 2022 05:15 PM London

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

FUTURE POET’S WAY DATES: 4th September, 2nd October, 6th November and 4th December.