PUBLISHED: A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis, edited by Meghan Sterling and Kathleen Sullivan, an anthology of work by 65 writers and 20 artists, including Jennifer, whose essay is among poetry, essays and art work on the effects of climate change – on their lives, their communities, their families, and their futures. The anthology is a many-layered and complex mosaic of voices and visions. We see changes along the coast through the eyes of lobstermen and clammers, changes in the woods through the eyes of forest walkers and birders. We hear stories of changes in the landscape, feelings of foreboding and loss. Published by Littoral Books with a foreword by Governor Janet Mills. All profits to be donated to 350 Maine. To order.
PUBLISHED: Sacred Stone Sacred Water ~ Writers and Artists Encounter Ireland, an anthology of poetry, essays, photography, and art about the mysterious pull of Ireland. Three of Jennifer’s prose poems are featured. Published by White Cloud Press, you can order your copy here, or from your Indie bookseller.
BIG LOVE CALLS – Weekly, Tuesday Evenings 7PM
As we face uncertainty, fear and grief resulting from these turbulent times, please join me and others to talk about what has heart and meaning.
These weekly zoom calls connect us and inspire us, whether through poetry, songs, psalms, stillness, or art. Everyone is welcome and there is no obligation — join in when you feel moved to do so — once or often.
If you’d like to be on the list to receive the Zoom call-in information on a regular basis, please email me.
ANNOUNCING: Cultivating Resilience for Ourselves & Earth
Cultivating Resilience for Ourselves & Earth is a 2-part interactive workshop to develop personal resilience in the face of climate chaos and looming catastrophe.
Jen writes, “We are in an unfolding ecological and planetary crisis. And yet, have you observed in yourself or others the tendency toward overwhelm, shutting down or dissociation at precisely the time when creative collaborations are vital? A complement to workshops targeted toward specific solutions, Cultivating Resilience for Ourselves and Earth focuses more on the psycho-social aspects – who we are being – in these times.” In the workshop, Comeau will share insights of global leaders and visionaries and explores how we as individuals and communities can adapt new capacities with a wide range of tools that can center and guide us in a time when so much is changing so quickly.
The workshop is intended to catalyze broader action in the world by bringing together diverse and intergenerational voices and help us answer questions such as:
- What skills are needed to keep our internal equilibrium when we are “triggered” by someone whose beliefs are vastly different from our own?
- What radically different tools and strategies will help us (i.e. give us “sea legs”) to dwell in the unknown amid rolling chaos?
- What personal habits/choices must change in order to apply nature’s laws of reuse, repurpose, recycle? (Nothing in nature is “new.”)
The workshop is offered through host organizations via Zoom or In-Person. For more details, upcoming dates, and other information, email me.