Tzimtzum: 5 contemporary poets lends us their hearts is an anthology of elemental voices, of musings and personal explorations. Speaking in tones that are ancient in wisdom and fresh in narrative, these five writers form the rays of a star that shines within the initiated, within those of us that perceive both our greatness and our smallness and who will not settle for false assumptions.
From San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to St. Paul, Minnesota and from the American Southwest, both rural and urban, each author has contributed a score of poems and included their own introduction, giving the reader an opportunity to befriend the poet and settle into their craft and high art.
Included here are the works of aaron a. abeyta, Tani Arness, Richard Broderick, Judyth Hill and
Katherine DiBella Seluja. These writers speak unabashedly of love and of death, and in so doing make invitation to experience our tragedies, deceits and glories as veils, stations and gifts along a journey of miraculous unfoldment. They do the work of poets—they reflect the mysterious wonder and unbelievable fortune of being in a body, on a planet, all together—and knowing it.
--Stewart Warren, Editor, Mercury Heartlink
Tzimtzum is Tani's first collection of poems. Tani is a poet and writer currently residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is the Principal of Cesar Chavez Community School where she also teaches a poetry class. A collection of Tani's poems can also be found in Malpais, Autumn 2o15, as well as numerous literary journals including Red Rock Review, Rhino, North American Review, and Crab Orchard Review.
You're Invited to a Poetry Reading!!!
Who? Featuring Tani Arness
When? Wed. April 19, 2017, 6:30 pm
Where? Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living, ABQ, NM