LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA BOOK PARTY: Reclaiming the Apple by Adrienne Amundsen
We have an extra special book party for you this month at the Ferry Plaza! Please do not miss this extraordinary celebration.
Poetic, journalistic, a call to transformation, Adrienne Amundsen’s new collection of poetry, Reclaiming the Apple: Poems from Afghanistan, will take you on a journey in which tragedy becomes hope, a journey that enlightens and enriches. Sales profits from this event go to Afghans 4 Tomorrow (A4T).
“Adrienne’s images are fierce and soft, alluring and alarming. They ask nothing and everything from the reader. They are a poetic calling to action rooted in awakening and prayer. We are offered a journey for the price of this collection— we are given a moment in time to quiet our modern minds, to consider the deeper questions: What is the nature of war and peace, of reconciliation ? Adrienne’s poems are a lyric lament and a stark reminder of the world we live in. These poems may evoke fear, but when the dream becomes a nightmare, maybe the only way through it is to encounter it directly and boldly, as the author does here. She transforms suffering into beauty.”
—Cassandra Light, Founder of The Way of the Doll School of Alchemical Art, and the Sophia Institute; author of The Way of the Doll
“I loved this collection of poems which tap into my own thoughts and has me muse about Aphrodite’s symbol, the apple (may the village girl hold on to and taste love and beauty someday in place of bombs and ruins).
—Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., Author of Goddesses in Everywoman, Urgent Message From Mother
Adrienne Amundsen is a psychologist, specializing in trauma, grief, and creativity. Born in Texas, but long ago transplanted to northern California, she is the mother of two grown boys. Her poetry has been published in a number of literary journals and anthologies, and her poetry collection Cassandras Falling was published in 2011. Dr. Amundsen’s interests have taken her from the caves of France to the war zone in Afghanistan, and she has taught classes on shamanism and cave art both locally in California and internationally. She works with a local nonprofit organization, Afghans 4 Tomorrow, which helps Afghans provide girls’ education and economic opportunities for families.