Happy news for Sharon Barr of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)! She has been randomly selected as a recipient in our End-of-Project Giveaway. Her gift will be Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women (Jane Hirshfield, editor).
Sharon received word of her selection after leading "a Shabbat yoga and mindfulness retreat" at her synagogue. Why does she like to read poetry? "Because there are poets who can crystallize in a few words, feelings and experiences, observations and meaning that the rest of us struggle to articulate. There are poets who literally have saved my life during difficult times. So many wonderful poets, but the ones who have spoken to me in various points of my life that jump to mind: Jack Gilbert, Yehuda Amichai, Sharon Olds, Emily Dickinson, Rainer Maria Rilke, Kim Addonizio, Pablo Neruda, Naomi Shihab-Nye…. I could go on and on."
Enjoy your reading of Hirshfield's anthology, Marcia!