Exploring Human Experience through Poetry: Doubt

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.


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  • Karen L.

    Thanks for sharing the interesting poems- and memories!

    August 31, 2013

  • Susan H.

    Enjoyed it.

    August 31, 2013

  • Beth S.

    I enjoyed it very much.

    August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, my Partner's father died today. I need to cancel.

    August 30, 2013

  • Melanie A

    This looks like such a great topic im not able to attend but am looking forward to future events thks

    August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was looking so forward to my first meet-up, but have to go camping instead. Winter's just around the corner.

    August 27, 2013

  • David

    Great topic. Sorry to miss it but I'll be out of town. I look forward to the next one.

    August 21, 2013

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