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- Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2005; US$ 18.95
?Conventional wisdom,? says Roger Housden, ?tells us that nobody goes to heaven for having a good time.? Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living , then, is a refreshing, liberating, and decidedly welcome dose of unconventional wisdom that awakens us to the simple delights and transformative joys of the world around us. With elegance, gentle humor, and... more...
- Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2007; US$ 16.00
This is a dangerous book. Great poetry calls into question not less than everything. It dares us to break free from the safe strategies of the cautious mind. It opens us to pain and joy and delight. It amazes, startles, pierces, and transforms us. It can lead to communion and grace. Through the voices of ten inspiring poets and his own reflections,... more...
- Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2009; US$ 20.00
In his collection Risking Everything , Housden addressed love?s many aspects. Now, in Dancing with Joy , he assembles 99 poems from 69 poets that celebrate the many colors of joy. Anything can be a catalyst for joy, these poems reveal. For Wislawa Szymborska, the catalyst is a dream; for Robert Bly, being in the company of his ten-year-old son;... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00
Roger Housden traveled to Iran to meet with artists, writers, film makers and religious scholars who embody the long Iranian tradition of humanism, the belief in scholarship and artistry that began with the reign of Cyrus the Great. He traveled to the mountains of Kurdistan to learn from Sufis, whose version of Islam exhorts nothing but tolerance and... more...
- Hay House 2009; US$ 14.95
Roger Housden, author of the best-selling Ten Poems to Change Your Life, celebrates the growing popularity of mystical poetry with this beautiful compilation from the Christian contemplative tradition. Although the writings of the Sufi mystics (Rumi and Hafez) and the Indian mystics (Mirabai and Kabir) have reached a wide audience in recent years,... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 16.95
Ten Poems to Open Your Heart is a book devoted to love: to the intimacy of personal love and lovemaking, to a loving compassion for others, and to the love that embraces both this world and the next. This new volume from Roger Housden features a few of the same poets as his extraordinarily moving Ten Poems to Change Your Life, such as Mary Oliver and... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 20.00
?Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?? ?Mary Oliver This luminous anthology brings together great poets from around the world whose work transcends culture and time. Their words reach past the outer divisions to the universal currents of love and revelation that move and inspire us all. These poems urge us to wake up and... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 16.00
The fourth volume in the popular series that began with Ten Poems to Change Your Life , Ten Poems to Last a Lifetime focuses on what it means to be truly human. In it, Roger Housden offers us poems on life and death, happiness, seeing ourselves in relation to the world, and, of course, the ineffable?the things that really matter when the chips are... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 16.00
In Ten Poems to Say Goodbye , the newest addition to the celebrated Ten Poems series, Roger Housden continues to highlight the magic of poetry, this time as it relates to personal loss. But while the selected poems in this volume may focus upon loss and grief, they also reflect solace, respite, and joy. A goodbye is an opportunity for kindness,... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 16.95
Every great poem invites us to step beyond what we know, what we think we can dream or dare. Great poetry is a catalyst for change: a change of mind, a change of heart, a change of life- and yes, over and over, again and again, with each new reading, and each new phase of our journey. That?s why poetry is dangerous. It gives voice to our unspoken... more...