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Richard Chess
Love Nailed to the Doorpost

richard chess

Monday, June 19 | 7:00 p.m.
Elliott Bay Book Company
Seattle, Washington

Richard Chess is the author for four books of poetry: Love Nailed to the DoorpostTekiah, Chair in the Desert, and Third Temple. His poems have appeared in Best American Spiritual Writing 2005Telling and Remembering: A Century of American Jewish Poetry, and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary American Jewish Poetry.

He is an award winning professor at the University of North Carolina Asheville. In recent years, he has become active in the national movement exploring the use of contemplative pedagogy in higher education. At UNC Asheville, he has played a leading role in the contemplative pedagogy and practice initiative which began there in 2011.

On Love Nailed to the Doorpost: “Sweet poems, personal poems, that resonate with the flavor and wistful spirituality of the Jewish people and our long impassioned history. Rick Chess’s poems are quietly honest and real, companions for our own sad journeys, at home or abroad, in these sunset days on earth. A book to savor and contemplate, for its depth and wisdom.” —Norman Fischer, author of What is Zen: Plain Talk For a Beginner’s Mind and any would be if (poems).

This event is free and open to the public. Q&A to follow.

Upcoming Events

June 19, 2017
Richard Chess Reading at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle

July 30-August 6, 2017
Glen Workshop


July 30 - August 6, 2017
St. John’s College
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Situated in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Glen Workshop is equal parts creative workshop, arts festival, and spiritual retreat. The Glen’s arresting natural environment is contrasted by its casual and inviting crowd of artists, writers, musicians, art appreciators, and spiritual wayfarers of all stripes.

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