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Wind Eyes A Women's Reader and Writing Source

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Wind Eyes A Women's Reader and Writing Source

Ann Louise Williamson, Patricia Alice Albrecht, Naomi Louisa Mountjoy Long, Carol Cullar, Margo LaGattuta, Shanda Hansma Blue, Lyn Coffin, Susan Bright

Edited by Susan Bright and Margo LaGattuta

The Anglo Saxon word for "Window" was Wind Eye. Windows were thought to be the eyes of the house--a universal metaphor for the soul.

Eight women writers met for a week in Ruidoso, New Mexico to create this book. Family members and friends came along creating a community vision out of which group members selected, edited and designed the book. Creativity was in the air, came in the windows and the writers gathered pieces of it into writing prompts and exercises which introduce each section of the book. There is a chapter at the end called "Window to the Soul" that presents more writing ideas and editing techniques for both poetry and fiction.

The group traveled to the Jornado Mogollon petroglyphs at Three Rivers where indigenous people created one of the first "books" on the continent--stone carved symbols of the family, of culture. In a different medium and in a different time, these writers were doing the same thing those ancient people were trying to accomplish. Photographs of these petroglyphs taken by Daryl Bright Andrews became introductory emblems for each writer's section of the book.

This is a book for everyone who want's to read true and beautiful poems and stories designed in the context of community--and who wants to explore their own truths through creative writing.

What a beautiful book! The work here goes right to the heart of things.

Natalie Goldberg--author, novelist, teacher
Author of Writing Down the Bones

'Wind Eyes' is as intimate and lively as the circle of honest friends it was written by. Like any solid circle, it has room for us too, inviting us to add our voices. Teachers at all levels will find encouragement here. 'Wind Eyes'--as filled with treasures as the room you imagine inside the delicious window on the cover.

Naomi Shihab Nye--poet, teacher, editor
Author of Words Under the Words, Red Suitcase, and Mint

200 pgs, $17.95, 0-911051-90-2.

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  • Model: Bright/LaGattuta, Editors
  • Shipping Weight: 10oz
  • 100 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Plain Vew Press

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