Kick off National Poetry Month with a reading and signing by poet Craig Ciaran Lennon, from his publication My Beautiful Ruins.
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Craig Ciaran Lennon, Ph.D. is a Jungian-oriented, clinical psychologist and spiritual director, practicing in the Hudson Valley in New York state.
“The poems in My Beautiful Ruins are steeped like a soothing tea in timelessness, mysticism, twilight states, and the ebb and flow of a soul moving freely between the provinces of the visible and the unseen worlds. At times the tea becomes dark and bitter, shamanic, surreal, cruel and fragmented like the underground currents of our psyche. Poets who follow the reverie of the soul’s calling must surrender to the interior descent into wounding, brokenness and domains absent of light. This is the only path into integration, awakening and luminous bliss.”
“In this graceful, beautiful collection, Craig Lennon has crafted a series of elegant elegies, not only for the dead, but for us the still living. Reading it is a journey, and we are fuller for it. His readers will no doubt cherish this wonderful work.” –Phillip X. Levine, Poetry Editor of Chronogram Magazine