We’ve all come across people like this: the confident, the self-assured, the “know-it-alls.” But most of us recognize that smug persona for what it is, a façade. Life is filled with doubt, and this month, we will scour the works of poets to find apt expressions of our cognitive and/or emotional dissonances. Whether it be the personal doubt of one’s abilities or choices that weighs us down, or the existential doubt that arises from religious, moral, ideological or cultural beliefs, let’s explore the contours and implications of this inescapable human condition.
Bring your own poet of choice to the conversation on doubt; if you find a poem or two to share, make copies (8-10 should do) to distribute for ease of reading. Or just come to participate in the discussion with others. Facilitated by Audrey Kingstrom, Community Coordinator for the Humanists of MN.