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. 

Care to learn more about my work?

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

    $18.95
  • Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems

    $21.95
  • 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
Musings

My
Musings

August 3, 2021 in Views

What You Get Into Will Change You

This post first appeared in a recent issue of Staying Power, my weekly care package for creative, compassionate spirits. Get a boost in your inbox! Scroll down to sign up.   Sometimes in life you…
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July 22, 2021 in News

Ready for a Daily Boost?

My family has just returned from a long camping vacation around Lake Superior. Our first time there. My goodness, "lake" is too small a word for the great inland sea that the Ojibwe nation calls…
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July 14, 2021 in Public Commentary

“A Certain Slant of Light”

This post first appeared in a recent issue of Staying Power, my weekly care package for creative, compassionate spirits. Get a boost in your inbox! Scroll down to sign up.   The house where I…
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