BOOK COVER REVEAL!!
Here it is! With the onset of spring, and also World Happiness Day, World Poetry Day and World Forests Day (wow!), I’m so happy to show you the cover of my new poetry book, LAND! Thank you to Golden Dragonfly Press!
“The poems of ‘Land’ explore our bodies and selves as terrain to be navigated, accepted and loved. Where estrangement meets intimacy, where lost youth meets the inevitability of aging, where fear meets hope, where doubt meets empowerment, where the natural world and the elements as our precious teachers meet our readiness to dive right into our lives—these are the intersections that lie at the heart of this collection, which uncovers a great paradox of our times: adrift, we long to feel truly, completely at home, while knowing deep within that there’s nowhere else we can be; we are already there, exactly where we are.”
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Sometimes I think writing is the only thing that keeps me sane (however we define this word). That probably means that I’m just not doing enough of the other stuff out there designed to keep everything in balance, but this still doesn’t take away from my love affair with words.
So … I’ve done it again and make a book! Inspired by both my experience of the famed Japanese seasons, and Zen poetry, I’ve written a little book of pomes that also reflects what my diary process can look like (after considerable editing and reformulation).
Preview the first few pages, share, like, gift the poetically-inclined, support … and as always, I’d love to hear from you! Writing is for sharing is for connection!
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 Press. All 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!
Happy reading this Strawberry Full Moon and Summer Solstice!
Great news! My publisher, Prolific Press, is hosting a free giveaway of “Formation: Along the Ganges and Back Again”!
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