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

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My
Musings

August 8, 2022 in Insights

You Are A Poem

This weekend I’m retreating at the home of my friend and co-editor Ruby Wilson to assemble the second volume of Poetry of Presence (forthcoming, May, 2022). Without question, this is my favorite part of creating…
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July 25, 2022 in Insights

Big Love, Big Hurt

Dear Julie, Thank you for your sweet note concerning my work. Thank you, too, for entrusting me with this question that’s been weighing on your heart: “How does one hold both grief and joy at…
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July 19, 2022 in Mindfulness

And the Answer Is …

This is a follow-up to last week’s musing, titled “Would You Sit in the Chair?” In case you missed that, or it's fuzzy in your memory, let me quickly recap: I intend to find a public…
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