Mind Moving explores contemplative practices in prose and poetry. Journals, experimental verbal collages, montages, and works with multiple points of view are investigated, as is the compassionate characterization used by prose writers. The Buddhist appropriations and assimilations of 20th century experimental writers are primary; the course also covers relevant Buddhist and cultural history connected to these writers. Critical responses and artistic portfolio will be required. Guided meditation is provided. This course fulfills the contemplative requirement. Open to W&P MFA Creative Writing (low-residency) students only.