Cirque Press proudly presents
A memoir by Leah Stenson
PRAISE FOR LIFE REVISED
“…a moving and courageous book….” — Lex Runciman
“…elegant prose and heartfelt poetry… fresh and vital to the last page.”
— John Sibley Williams
“…wise and compelling.” — Penelope Scambly Schott
Wisdom from Life Revised
No one can better bask in summer’s balm than those who have endured winter’s bite. Similarly, it is those who have suffered through life’s darkest hours who are able to truly savor the bright dawn of happiness. The person who has transformed the worst of fate into the best of fortune is life’s champion.
— from Buddhism Day by Day by Daisaku Ikeda
More ephemeral than a dream,
a touchstone of the heart,
an invisible locus
in the recess of memory
where one returns
a creation of one’s own,
a heaven or hell.
Be on the lookout for a revised edition of my award-winning anthology Reverberations from Fukushima: 50 Japanese Poets Speak Out, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
- Finalist, Social Change Category, USA Best Book Awards
- 1st Place for Poetry, Pacific Rim Book Festival