sibings: our first macrocosm

front cover of the new book

front cover – by wisinguppress

This exciting anthology has just been released by Wising Up Press.

Among 54 contributions covering a wide variety of topics in as many styles, appears my poem, ‘Full Circle,’ a snapshot of my relationship with my sister spanning some sixty years. You can see a trailer of the book here.

If you have siblings, no matter your age or connection with them, you will find something to touch, teach or tease you in this collection. You can ‘look inside‘ to see for yourself a sampling of the offerings.

Editors Heather Tosteson, Charles D. Brockett, Kathleen L. Housley, Kerry Langan, and Michele Markarian describe it thus:

Our families, especially our siblings, provide our first macrocosm. How much of that experience do we carry out into the world as part of our deepest, inchoate expectations of the world or of ourselves? What happens to us as adults when we return to these first numinous macrocosms trying to understand how they still shape our ways of being? Fifty-three talented contemporary writers share poetry, memoir, and story that help us explore these questions and invite us to deeper understanding, unexpected insights, release of old grievances and grief, and celebration of the mystery of the present moment which is so core to our early relations, that graced sense of community that often precedes language, insight, all the mechanisms of adult intimacy.

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