Leah Stenson : Author & Poet
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NEW RELEASE

Cirque Press proudly presents

Life Revised

A memoir by Leah Stenson

UPCOMING READINGS

April 6, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland

June 18, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
The Dalles Art Center, 220 East 4th Street, The Dalles

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

HOME

More ephemeral than a dream,
a touchstone of the heart,
an invisible locus
in the recess of memory
where one returns
for connection,
a creation of one’s own,
a heaven or hell.

COMING SOON!

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

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