everything is poetry
Vividly expressing the reality of living homeless exposed to the elements and the disregard and violence of strangers, these poems range from the darkly playful to difficult to read, and are just as difficult to ignoreShazea Quraishi
Benjamin Cusden writes from the "hard and cold" reality of living on the streets, where "sympathy is a starving bird". There's advice for those newly homeless, existing in a 'murder of doorways", of the need to move on, the need to "rearrange bits of yesterday to be ready for tomorrow". Cut The Black Rabbit is a tough but tender read, with Cusden being one who knows how to "camouflage your being with evening air" and how to scrape by "with laughter and lager".'Katrina Naomi
We are fortunate to have the work of Cusden in our midst. The inner experience of being devoid of shelter, of a centre, of a system of nourishment, sustenance and protection is what we have with Cut The Black Rabbit. (Extract from Sascha Akhtar's review of Cut the Black Rabbit, available in full on the Against the Grain Poetry Press website)
Benjamin Cusden has created a moving record of a breakdown in a relationship that eventually leads to life on the streets. The poems are easily accessible but this simplicity belies a powerful understanding of the subject matter.Ruth O'Callaghan
Balance your mind, body and spirit and immerse yourself in the powerful, revitalising vibrations of the Strawberry Moon Soundbath. Let the sound waves of the majestic gong, harmonious crystal and Tibetan singing bowls float over you and take you on your own unique journey.
Balance your mind, spirit and body and immerse yourself in the powerful, revitalising vibrations of the Summer Solstice Soundbath. Let the sound waves of the majestic gong, harmonious crystal and Tibetan singing bowls float over you and take you on your own unique journey.
Zazen is the Zen art of meditation and literally translates as 'just sitting'. The instructions are simple but the practice is endlessly subtle. The upright open posture of zazen, fosters both concentrated stillness and insight.
Every week in Bexhill-on-Sea you have the opportunity to balance your mind, spirit and body by immersing yourself in the powerful, revitalising vibrations of the Moonwater Meditation Sound Immersion. Let the sound waves of the harmonious crystal and Tibetan singing bowls wash over you and take you on your own unique meditation journey.
Book before midnight on Friday 10th February to benefit from the early bird discount. Booking for this event has now closed. An introduction to writing with Zen is a series of exploratory writing workshops touching on the principles and philosophies of Zen. For the first time, this popular workshop will be held on Zoom - over three recurrent Wednesday evenings.
|An introduction to writing with Zen||26 Nov 2022||Saturday||The Wellington Health and Wellbeing Centre, 44 Wellington Square, Hastings TN34 1PN, UK|
|Writing with Zen: One Day Workshop||22 Oct 2022||Saturday||The Wellington Health and Wellbeing Centre, 44 Wellington Square, Hastings TN34 1PN, UK|
|Writing with Zen: One Day Workshop||24 Sep 2022||Saturday||49A Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TX, UK|
|Writing with Zen: Introductory Workshop||07 Sep 2022||Wednesday||49A Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TX, UK|
|Zenaboliaeth: writing to transform the I||20 Aug 2022||Saturday||The Old Goods Yard, Treborth, Bangor. LL57 2HZ|