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What a time this has been… In the very early days of the pandemic, I felt a strong pull to put together a book of poems themed around peace and hope. I envisioned sprinkling doses of these more magical aspects of the human experience as far and wide as I could. Things were bleak. We were scared, lonely, confused, and clarity did not seem forthcoming. I started looking over my streams and streams of poems, and there it was, so plain to see (though the path from first epiphany to final editing/layout is a veerrrrrryyy long and winding one!): my poems, which always help me learn about what is in my heart, show me I’ve been preoccupied with our warring inner selves, the state of our disconnected world, and with the human longings for peace, for ages!

It felt like the time to distill from all the poems a selection that would be both relatable and, hopefully, a solace. It took time; something wasn’t quite gelling. I hemmed and hawed. I rewrote, edited, had my amazing mother read it for typos. Then I rewrote some more.

Then the world fell apart again, with the murder of George Floyd. Confusion, sadness, despair, again. Also, a new resolve. The time for this book feels like NOW. Everything started falling into place. I have packaged the book as a PDF – not only the quickest way to do it and get it into people’s hands, but also in an eco-friendly way. I tried my best to format it so that it is easy on the eyes (and hopefully on the heart). I might make hard copies eventually, but I’m hoping to get the book out there to anyone who might be interested and in need of a caring package of love and connection.

I’m offering the book on a donation basis, and half of the proceeds will go to a beautiful foundation called The Loveland Foundation. ( From their page: The Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Our resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing. We are becoming the ones we’ve been waiting for.

I can receive PayPal and e-Transfer at Just send me your e-mail and I will send you the book. Please share and spread the word, if you can. Suggested donation is $20, and anything you have to offer would be so greatly appreciated. If you would like the book but are unable to make a donation, please contact me and I’ll happily share it with you.

It is my great hope that we will all overcome this time of crisis together. I am so grateful for your support, for this foundation, and also for my art. Love and peace to all.


Book Excerpt



Now that my new book, LAND, has just come out, I wanted to share with you one of the poems from it, that I had published on Women’s Spiritual Poetry. I also write a little bit about what inspired the book, and I hope you enjoy!

The article is here!




Trailer for my New Poetry Book!

I’m so excited to share with you the beautiful trailer for my new book, which is coming out on June 6! Thank you to Golden Dragonfly Press!

For all you poetry lovers, and anyone who would like to open a book so we can share a space of love, longing, hope, uncertainty, love of nature and a wish for peace … I welcome you with open arms!

Click HERE to view the video!


New Poetry Collection Released Today!



Wow! We are so excited that, just in time for Summer Solstice, our beautiful new poetry collection, Poetry As a Spiritual Practice: Illuminating the Awakened Woman, became a #1 Hot New Release with the first day of being put out into the world!

Spearheaded by the truly luminous Catherine Ghosh, this is the third poetry collection if a trilogy unleashing the powerful and poetic voices of women. Jamie Burgess, Jesse James, Sandra Allapagen and I also edited this book. In addition, I write a few poems, one of the Chapter Introductions, an essay and a writing prompt. Oh, and I also contributed illustrations to the back cover and interior! This was a true labour of love, and as work progressed on the book, a collective feeling that this was a very magical and important collection grew in our minds and hearts.

From the website of Catherine’s Women’s Spiritual Poetry: Journey of the Heart blog:

In this reflective collection of personal essays, poems and meditations, women writers illuminate the powerful role poetry plays in unleashing their spirits. Juxtaposing the waxing and waning of the moon phases, with cycles of concealing and revealing their own voices, the authors tap into an ancient theme to explore the mystical experience of birthing a poem.

What is it about the unique nature of poetry that draws fullness of expression from female hearts? How do poems become conduits to what is most sacred within us? This third book to emerge from the Journey of the Heart Poetry Project lifts the veil on these, and other mysterious subjects, surrounding women who spontaneously engage poetry writing as part of their spiritual practice.

Edited by Catherine Ghosh, with Sandra Marie Allagapen,  Jamie Burgess, Jesse James and Tammy. T. Stone, it will be released on the summer solstice of 2016 by Golden Dragonfly PressAll proceeds from the book will be donated to a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women to express themselves through writing.

Here are some of the details!

To see the trailer for the book:
The book is available on Amazon US here:
(All proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to WriteGirl, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting creativity and self-expression to empower girls.) 
The book is available in the U.K here:
The book is available in Canada, here:


Happy reading this Strawberry Full Moon and Summer Solstice!