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Poetry of Presence

Learn more about mindfulness poetry and the wonderful poets anthologized in Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems, which I co-edited with Ruby R. Wilson.

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A Year of Being Here

From January 1, 2013, to January 1, 2016, I posted a daily mindfulness poem, usually by a contemporary or recent poet. This project is now concluded, but you can still browse the archives.

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Subscribing to my email list allows you to join Coffee Break, my private Facebook group. We can all use a friendly breather, can’t we? So after you subscribe, pour a cup of your favorite beverage and get comfortable.

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