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This talk was given as part of the Ukraine Fundraiser: Emergency Summit Contributing to Global Peace & Justice 2022. Since the earliest days of humanity, we have recorded our feelings, our fears and our praise of war in poetry. In this session, centring on the unfolding conflict in Ukraine, poet William Ayot, explores some of our complex human responses to the heartache, hurt and grief felt in conflicts past and present. This talk was given as part of the Ukraine Fundraiser: Emergency Summit Contributing to Global Peace & Justice 2022.

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    Over the Hills and Far Away: Poetry, Grief and War

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    • William Ayot's poem Attrition

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Speaker

Speaker

William Ayot

William Ayot is an award-winning poet, author, teacher and ritualist. Over three decades, he has organized, hosted, facilitated and led, men’s and mixed personal development events and rites of passage, working in rehab, correctional, personal development and organizational contexts. He uses poetry and the arts to teach leadership in boardrooms and business schools around the world, currently teaching on the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD. William also designs and leads bespoke rituals for individuals and groups in his purpose-built ritual garden in Monmouthshire, Wales. Writing includes the play, Bengal Lancer, three collections of poetry, and a prose book on ritual. He is currently writing a book for and about men in a time of epochal change. William leads personal rituals for people in person, designs rituals for people from all over the world, and is available for one-to-one coaching online.

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