I believe in the transformative power of our stories and in our innate ability to write toward greater courage, resilience, and creativity. As a writer, educator, creativity consultant, coach, and former Kansas Poet Laureate, I work with individuals, businesses, and communities to live our truest stories. You can find my essays, poems, interviews & songs here and my books of poetry, fiction, memoir, and anthologies here.
How Time Moves: New & Selected Poems: Read my new collection of poems, all about time and place, plus the best of my six previous books. "This is the real work of a poet--to see and speak the often-hidden truths of a human life in a way that enlightens and informs," Patricia Traxler writes. Poet Diane Susss points out that "True to its title, time is a paramount issue in these poems—not simply its passing, but its potential, in complicity with imagination, to invent and resurrect the future." Get a copy here!
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Coach With Caryn on writing and your right livelihood.
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Find Your Right Livelihood with Laura Packer and Caryn's annual training.
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By supporting me on Patreon for as little of $3/month, you can help me create transformative writing, workshops, and a new podcast series on the power of words. In exchange, you’ll receive cool perks (books, poems written just for you, and more), early access to my new work, weekly writing life inspirations, and an in-depth writing guide just for you. More here.