top of page -  This is my sister-in-law's website. Please check out her paintings, exhibits and instagram, where one new artwork is posted daily: @CAMOMILEHIXON  - Books on Sufism by Muzaffer Ozak, Lex Hixon, and ancient Sufi Masters.  - Akuyoe Graham, actress and founder of Spirit Awakening: 

    "Spirit Awakening is a 501(c)(3) arts organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth and children in the juvenile justice system realize their spiritual identity. We use meditation, creative writing, improvisation and visual arts to build character and raise self-esteem one child at a time. We have spent the past 22 years teaching the unheard the power of positive and productive expression."  -  Poet/Publisher Lee Ann Brown says:

      "I founded Tender Buttons press in 1989, naming it after Stein’s Tender Buttons. Tender Buttons aims to publish the best in experimental women's writing."  -  Shiv Mirabito says he "is a Tantric Buddhist-Hindu yogi, anthropologist, archivist, artist, photographer & poet who began writing as a teenager while living at Allen Ginsberg's Cherry Valley poetry commune. He now divides his time between Woodstock, India & Nepal. His imprint, Shivastan Publishing, craftprints chapbooks & broadsides on handmade paper in Kathmandu."  -  Station Hill of Barrytown, the dedicated project of the not-for-profit Institute for Publishing Arts, is an independent publisher of poetry, poetics, translation, and experimental prose. - My good friend Charise has been working on this project for a long time. It is a series of photographs of women who have breast cancer. In the photographs, each woman is pictured with her torso nude, bravely displaying her scars. - Amanda Gorman came into the public eye as the First National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017. Since then she has accomplished many incredible things as a poet, activist, author and model. I've known Amanda since she was six years old and I am very loyal to her. She is an incredible person. Please go to her website to learn more about who she is and what she does."Over 6 million poems written, Over 1 million students served since 1964"


   - California Poets in the Schools is a statewide 501(c)3 nonprofit that

empowers students to express their creativity, imagination, and intellectual curiosity through writing, performing and publishing their own poetry. - The National Association for Poetry Therapy, Inc. (NAPT) is a nonprofit international and interdisciplinary organization promoting growth and healing through written language, symbol and story. NAPT members have forged an energetic community of healers, educators and other helping professionals who value the applications of words and language. I've been a member of this organization since 2009. - For over 30 years, the Federation has set the standard for professional practice in poetry therapy by ensuring that our independent trainers (Mentors/Supervisors) adhere to the highest ethical guidelines for service with integrity, and that those who hold the CPT (Certified Poetry Therapy), PTR (Registered Poetry Therapist), or CAPF (Certified Applied Poetry Facilitator) understand the history, theory and practical applications of this powerful tool. I earned the CAPF certification in 2015.

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