The Poetry of Yoga Book Reading/ Signing in NYC!

Via The Poetry of Yoga
on Jan 10, 2012
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The Poetry of Yoga Launches in NYC
With A Special Book Reading & Signing at The Jivamukti Yoga School hosted by Sharon Gannon.

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(New York) – On Wednesday, January 11th from 8 – 9:30PM, The Jivamukti School and Sharon Gannon in collaboration with HawaH will host the first official book launch event in NYC for The Poetry of Yoga. It will be a mystical evening of poetry shared by published authors in the book who live in NYC and will conclude with a book signing. The event is free and open to the public.

The Poetry of Yoga is a contemporary anthology compiled and edited by yogi and spoken word poet HawaH. The first volume, released in November 2011, distills 333 pages of heart-wrenching poetry from over 1,500 pages of submissions originating from 16 countries.

This pioneering anthology brings together over 350 living poetic voices to share their existential expressions. Volume One features poetry from Internationally Celebrated Master Teachers and Authors including:

Sharon Gannon, Krishna Das, Lilias Folan, Rod Stryker, Swami Ramananda, Tias Little, Sianna Sherman, Judith Lasater, Doug Swenson, Chuck Miller, Erich Schiffmann, Joseph Goldstein, Leza Lowitz, Shiva Rea, Michael Stone, Aadil Palkhivala, Douglas Brooks, Climbing Poetree, among many more!

Featured yogi poets from the book who will share their poetry this evening include: Fred Arcoleo, Sarah Herrington, Alexandra Moga, Anandi Premlall, Lacretia Mohammed, Lauren Milano, Susan Littlefield, Barry Denny, Katie Capano, and Alixa Garcia of Climbing Poetree.

Praise for The Poetry Of Yoga

“Inspiring, wide ranging, humorous, thought provoking, full of wonderful imagery offering a visceral portrayal of Yoga practice: physical, emotional and spiritual. This ground breaking volume defies simple summary. A book to cherish and revisit again and again – at home or in class.” ~ Jane Sill, Editor, Yoga and Health Magazine

“Hafiz, Mirabai, Rumi, and Gibran never fail to slow speedy minds and wake closed hearts. And now, thanks to this Poetry of Yoga—destined to become a favorite gift book for our community—these two ancient lineages reawaken one another. These writers’ words are offered as salve for the soul. May it be of benefit!”
~ Waylon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief, Elephant Journal

“These beautiful poems speak to and are expressions of the very heart of yoga.” ~ Kelly Birch, Editor, Yoga Therapy Today (International Association of Yoga Therapists)


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About The Poetry of Yoga

Two Volumes in Two Years... 300+ yogi poets from 19 countries!... The Poetry Of Yoga, is a massive undertaking of contemporary yogic poetry compiled and edited by yogi and spoken word poet HawaH. The first volume was released on 11.11.11 and the second volume on 12.12.12. Each volume serendipitously contains 333 pages of heart-wrenching poetry. The work was gathered from over 2,000 pages of online submissions. The Poetry Of Yoga is a modern day renaissance of Hafiz, Mirabai, and Rumi. It is an important platform for a new body of work that serves to expand the literary tradition of yoga to include the cultural perspective of the 21st century. The books are also simultaneously raising money for a non-profit organization, One Common Unity. Featured writers in the book include: Rod Stryker, Lilias Folan, Krishna Das, Sharon Gannon, Seane Corn, Joseph Goldstein, Sianna Sherman, Judith Lasater, Aadil Palkhivala, Douglas Brooks, MC Yogi, Chuck Miller, Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffman, Swami Ramananda, Doug Swenson, Leza Lowitz, Michael Stone, Ana Forrest, Tias Little, Angela Farmer, Dave Stringer and many more.


4 Responses to “The Poetry of Yoga Book Reading/ Signing in NYC!”

  1. Tanya Lee Markul says:

    Just posted to "Featured Today" on the Elephant Yoga homepage.

    Posting to Elephant Yoga on Facebook and Twitter.

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  2. There are a number of Elephant writers in this anthology. I don't have time at the moment to list them. But I'll do that sometime soon.

    Thanks, Hawah.


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