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Jeffrey Pethybridge: Writing, Literature, & Contemplative Approach

The 10th episode of our university podcast, Mindful U at Naropa, is out now!

Episode 10: Jeffrey Pethybridge: Writing, Literature & Contemplative Approach

 

“There’s a real diversity of tactics about how to integrate contemplative practices into the study of writing and the study of literature and the creation of those ways of being. This is about what it means to approach writing through a contemplative way. One of the great joys about teaching here at Naropa is the openness of students to experiment. The real readiness at which they’re willing to implicate their person and their body and their spirit. That approach to the whole person in the classroom is really such a gift to work with as a – as a teacher and a peer and a colleague and a fellow and a researcher.”

Jeffrey Pethybridge is the author of Striven, The Bright Treatise (Noemi Press 2013).  His work appears widely in journals such as Chicago Review, Volt, Poor Claudia, The Iowa Review, LIT, New American Writing and others. He is chair of the MFA program at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University and Managing Director of the Summer Writing Program. He is also the North American Editor for Likestarlings, a web-archive of collaborative poetry and poetics.

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