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From Paulann Petersen:
Occasionally, a book comes along that people extoll to friends; one that bookstores sell “by hand” (by praising it to customers); one that impresses readers so much that they buy more copies to give as gifts. John Brehm’s The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy is such a book. And I say this from personal experience. The copies I’ve given to friends as gifts have prompted them to buy more copies to give to their friends! This book makes a quintessentially thoughtful gift—one both inspired and inspiring.
Including three resonant essays by John, this anthology is a gem. Its masterful but accessible poems (125 in all) “offer all that one might hope for in spiritual companionship: wisdom, compassion, peacefulness, good humor, and the ability to both absorb and express the deepest human emotions of grief and joy.”
On November 27th (the Monday after Thanksgiving), at Broadway Books, beginning at 7 pm, John Brehm, Andrea Hollander, and I will give a reading from its pages.
Please join us that evening to celebrate this stellar collection.
Monday, November 27th, 7 pm