Friday, November 23, 2018

Healing Poems at The Mindful Word

photo by Renee Podunovich

A series of my “healing poems” have been published at The Mindful Word. This was my first attempt, after a 5-year hiatus, at the “getting published game” that I play periodically. I enjoy researching appropriate venues for my work, and if successful, it gets the work out of my journal or personal blog and into the larger stream of words in the world. That there was a 24-hour turnaround from submission to acceptance on these amazes me!

I am pleased with this venue for these particular poems. They could have ended up in a literary journal, which I enjoy too, but this is a platform for mindful wellness and I appreciate that they include creative process and poetry in their offerings so that readers who may not venture into the realm of obscure literary journals might enjoy the benefits of the curative language of poetics.

In the shifting landscape of cultures and environments, and the uncertainty of what it means for our species and many others, we need each other more than ever. We need healing words. May these poems remind me and you— that we are all in this thing together. I see you. I see me. I care about us.

You can check out the poetry and other resources of interest at The Mindful Word