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Marianne Mersereau

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Marianne Mersereau is a writer and artist currently residing in the Pacific Northwest. She grew up in Appalachia and graduated from the University of Virginia's College at Wise. While at UVA Wise, she received the Lois Lowry Award for Superior Achievement in Language Arts and Children's Literature and taught these subjects and others for a decade. She received her Master of Arts degree from Seattle University in 1989. She is the author of two books: "Timbrel" a chapbook of narrative poetry selected as a semi-finalist in the Finishing Line Press 2012 New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition, and a children's picture book, "The Green Lake Gifting Game" which was released May 2014. Marianne is a performer of modern, folk, and sacred/liturgical ...more

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Bella Grace (Autumn 2019)

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WordFest Anthology 2020: Wa...

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Birth Lifespan Vol. 1

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Enough: Poetry

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The Green Lake Gifting Game

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Timbrel

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Dead of Winter: An Anthology

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Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong
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I enjoyed the narrative feel of the poems in this collection. Vuong writes with a great deal of honesty. My favorite line is this one from a poem called "Beautiful Short Loser" - "I know the room you've been crying in is called America." ...more
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Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman
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My favorite line in this book is "Poetry is its own prayer." Gorman's collection reads like one long prayer. She employs an impressive range of forms in her poetry, and her voice is a strong, vibrant one. ...more
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Dancing in Odessa by Ilya Kaminsky
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My favorite poem in this collection is the first one, "Author's Prayer" and my favorite line is "Even sleep is a prayer, Lord," I especially like how the author, who immigrated to the US from Ukraine, includes prose poems to complement his other piec ...more
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Dispelling Wetiko by Paul  Levy
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This is a fascinating book about the existence of evil and the "shadow" elements of the human psyche. Levy argues that the primary means of dispelling this evil is through awareness and self reflection. He includes writings from Jung, and Christian a ...more
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The Lonely Hunter by Aimee Lutkin
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In this memoir, the author shares her struggles with modern dating apps and her unsuccessful attempt to find a long term romantic partner. She also sheds light on our culture's biases against uncoupled people. ...more
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The Wild Edge of Sorrow by Francis Weller
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This is a powerful book that I highly recommend to anyone who has experienced loss and grief.
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No Cure for Being Human by Kate Bowler
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At the end of this memoir, the author shares a list of cliched and unhelpful things people say to those who are suffering great loss and shares alternatives to these things. One example I love is instead of saying to folks, "Let go and let God" she s ...more
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Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
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This is a beautifully written collection of essays that plant lovers will especially appreciate. It is timely reading for Earth Day and beyond. "The very facts of the world are a poem" she writes. She presents these facts in a lyrical and poetic way ...more
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The Cosmic Calendar by Christopher Renstrom
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I found the lists at the end of this book particularly helpful. The author specifies time periods throughout the year that are auspicious for each sign. He also does a good job of pointing out the positive aspects of all the planets and signs and ass ...more
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Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul by John Philip Newell
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I like how the chapters in this book all focus on various Celtic historical figures or saints. The chapters about John Muir and Saint Brigid are wonderful. It also contains a good amount of poetry. It would make an inspiring read in connection with E ...more
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I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
Marilyn Monroe

Oscar Wilde
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

Mahatma Gandhi
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Oscar Wilde
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
Oscar Wilde

Maya Angelou
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

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