Cirque Press proudly presents

Life Revised

A Memoir by Leah Stenson


Upcoming Readings

(Dates are subject to change)

April 6, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Annie Bloom’s Books

7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland OR 97219

June 18, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
The Dalles Art Center

220 East 4th Street, The Dalles OR 97058

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

for connection,

a creation of one’s own,

a heaven or hell.