Author - Poet - Speaker

writing across what divides us

I began writing on an old manual typewriter in childhood and never stopped.

My work explores deep divides within ourselves and our communities to promote understanding and respect. I use storytelling, poetry, music, and the spoken word to nurture radical attention and belonging.

Let’s help mend the world. 

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Phyllis’ work gently guides us along the path of awareness, reminding us that we are all part of the universal spirit.

Sandhya S.

My Latest Books

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  • Staying Power: Writings from a Pandemic Year

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  • Beneath the Same Stars: A Novel of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War

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  • For the Sake of One We Love and Are Losing: A Meditative Poem & Journal

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  • Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems

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  • The Emptiness of Our Hands: 47 Days on the Streets

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  • Practicing Presence: Insights from the Streets

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To listen to Phyllis Cole-Dai is to open the self to wonder, curiosity, mindfulness and epiphany. As an editor, writer, musician and teacher, she has a wealth of practical and personal information to share.

Rosemerry Wahtola TrommerAuthor of HUSH and NAKED FOR TEA

My
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My
Musings

May 16, 2022 in Work & Play

Why’s the Tough Stuff so Tough?

Recently I was in a “creative companioning” session with a woman I’ll call Suzanne. Companioning is a paid service I provide, helping individuals explore and catalyze their creative life. As a client identifies his or…
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May 9, 2022 in Insights

Mother

Note: This past Sunday, many people in the U.S. observed Mother’s Day. I wrote my mother an acrostic poem for the occasion. In an acrostic poem, certain letters in each line (typically the first letters) spell…
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April 29, 2022 in Mindfulness

And the Sky Leaned Closer

 Note: In our last edition of Staying Power, I told a story about how stars had come to be in the night sky. In response, a reader asked me how the daytime sky had come…
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