Coming to Raleigh!

My reading last spring at Panopolie in Raleigh was so much fun! Let’s do it again! I hope you might join me in Raleigh, North Carolina, on December 12th. There will be fun and laughter (and I hear there might also be fudge)! I’ll be reading from and...

mindful monday : embrace

Hugging is a form of mindfulness. Magic happens when you really hug someone. Hug them as you breathe in and out deeply three times. From Thich Naht Hanh: Hugging meditation is a practice I invented. In 1966, a woman poet took me to the Atlanta Airport and then asked,...

poetry wednesday : by inches

by inches You want it here and now, a remedy for everything gone wrong. A magic wand, perhaps, alighted on your shoulders. An angel whispering sweet nothings while you sleep so you wake benighted with certainty that you are whole once again. You realize your patience...