Friday, August 20, 2010

A Healing Memoir...

In the Spring 2010 issue of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, David H Rosen reviews The Sister From Below: When the Muse Gets Her Way.

Rosen explores and comments on each chapter of The Sister and concludes his review with "This healing memoir is a mandala....Naomi Ruth Lowinsky has written a remarkable autobiography about her individuation process, that is, her journey toward wholeness. I wholeheartedly recommend this original and immensely creative book -it's one of a kind and full of integrative honesty."

David H. Rosen is the McMillan Professor of Analytical Psychology, Professor of Humanities in Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Texas A&M University. He is the author of over one hundred articles and eight books, the most recent, with Joel Weishaus, The Healing Spirit of Haiku.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Recent Publications

Naomi is pleased that two of her environmental poems, "Patiann Rogers Comes to Mind During an Oil Spill" and "Lailah Wants a Word" were accepted for publication by Poets for the Living Waters. (Check it out. It's a great site.)

She also had poems recently accepted by three print journals:
* Verdad (forthcoming) took "Bereft in Early Spring"
* Darkling (forthcoming) took "I Will Die and Go To My Mother"
* Ellipsis (#46) published her poem "To the Harvest God," reprinted below:


Look at me Lugh, before you sling
that bag of my life
over your shoulder

and walk down that hill.
Have you followed
my red thread? Remember me?

wild horse girl—in flight
from that cranky kitchen?

Stay awhile, Lugh
in summer’s last tilt
I want more time

to eat apricots
breathe deeply, while the children
of my children play circle games
under the fruit trees…

Before I give back
this belly, these hungry
hands, god of the darkening

help me gather
my stone