Volume 6 - Fall/Winter 2013

Your hands hold roses always in a way that says
They are not only yours; the beautiful changes
In such kind ways,
Wishing ever to sunder
Things and things’ selves for a second finding, to lose
For a moment all that it touches back to wonder.

Richard Wilbur

With New England ablaze with color, we share with you Soul-Lit's Fall-Winter issue. We are pleased to feature the stunning poetry of Lawrence Kessenich, an award-winning poet from New England.

It is a joy to present in this issue’s poems and photos from our poetry retreat held over the summer. Some of the themes of the retreat were Genesis and Remembering. Retreatants also wrote ghazals -- a Persian form which includes repetition of a word or phrase. The ghazal is very conducive to spiritual themes and its repetition evokes a prayer-like poetry. We share a number of ghazals in this issue from the retreat. Our featured poet for the summer, Janice Rebibo Silverman, was so inspired by the retreat that she wrote poems for a new chapbook: How Many Edens. To view our special Retreat section click here...

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we'd like to thank Nikki Anderson, our wonderful intern who is a force of nature and has brought so many gifts to all of us. We wish her all the best in her new endeavors. We are very pleased to welcome our new intern, April Dylewicz, who has joined Soul-Lit. Thank you, April, for your enthusiasm and interest in poetry. Thank you to my wonderful Co-Editor, Wayne-Daniel Berard, for your hard work and belief in spiritual poetry and thank you Rob Schadt, our webmaster, for your brilliant design and vision.

Thank you to all of you -- our readers and contributors. Please visit us on Facebook. We love hearing from you.


Fall/Spring 2013 Feature Poet

2013 Soul-Lit Retreat, Providence Zen Center, Cumberland RI

Past Collections

Volume 1: Spring 2012

Volume 2: Summer 2012

Volume 3: Fall/Winter 2012-2103

Volume 4: Spring 2013

Volume 5: Summer 2013