Inspired by their participation in a creative writing course led by acclaimed author Martha Beck, 138 individuals from around the world came together to assemble an anthology of their work--searing personal and soaringly universal--that, as whole, offers a rich portrait of the lived human experience. Song of Ourself: Voices in Unison is a diary of empowerment, an ode to the overlooked, a bridge to the beyond, and, more than anything else, a friend to any reader in need.
Arranged into stages of Awakening, Becoming, and Connecting, this collection traces the transformation from the individuality of "myself" to the shared reciprocity of "ourself," proposing an ideal of oneness and the paradigm shift necessary to attaining it. Featuring poetry, prose, musings, confessionals and other varieties of thinking-with-words, Song of Ourself is at times heart-wrenching, hilarious, and lyrically sublime. The volume stands as a testament to the power of language to effect personal, interpersonal, and collective change.
The print edition is available for at-cost sale, with no author royalties.