• Poetry: language against which we have no defenses.

  • What is immovable in us is what moves most in the end.

  • Impossibilities fully articulated, stop, in that moment, being impossibilities.


November 19th, 26th & December 3rd



David Whyte is an internationally renowned poet and author, and a scintillating and moving speaker. Behind these talents lies a very physical attempt to give voice to the wellsprings of human identity, human striving and, most difficult of all, the possibilities for human happiness.

His talks, to audiences of all persuasions, on everything from literature to leadership, heartbreak to healing; mindfulness to mythology, weave poetry, story and commentary into a moving, almost physical experience of the themes that run through every human life: joy and loss, vulnerability and vitality, courage and despair, beauty and necessary heartbreak. He draws from hundreds of memorized poems, his own and those of other beloved poets such as Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, Keats, Pablo Neruda, Fleur Adcock and the sonnets of Shakespeare. 

He is the author of ten books of poetry, three books of prose on the transformative nature of work, a widely-acclaimed book of essays, and an extensive audio collection.

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