"Being Generative" is the theme of Encounter 11. Makoto Fujimura invites us to consider that "being generative" means dwelling in the liminal spaces of culture. He suggests that the poet Emily Dickinson best exemplifies this generative quality through her use of dashes that humanize her poetry.
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More of Mako on Emily Dickinson at: makotofujimura.com/writings/refractions-36-the-hyphen-of-the-sea-a-journey-with-emily-dickinson-part-1/
Makoto Fujimura is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural influencer by both faith-based and secular media. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts (2003-2009), Fujimura has contributed internationally as an advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. Fujimura's second book, Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture, is a collection of essays bringing people of all backgrounds together in conversation and meditation on culture, art, and humanity. Fujimura founded International Arts Movement in 1991.