This is part of a series highlighting some of the poets anthologized in Poetry of Presence. We thank the poets for providing the material. Today we shine the spotlight on Judy Sorum Brown.
Short bio: I am a poet, speaker, writer, and educator whose work focuses on leadership and the nature of change. I have designed and facilitated leadership programs and retreats for symphony orchestras, urban libraries, manufacturing plants, public schools, the federal government and those who serve elders. Along with several leadership books, I have authored three volumes of poetry, The Sea Accepts All Rivers & other poems, Simple Gifts and Steppingstones.
Thoughts about mindfulness and poetry: Those of us who are poetry lovers often collect poems that are particularly powerful reminders of the experience of being in the moment. This collection, that I am honored to be apart of, brings many examples of that kind of poetry together. If we open it to any page, it will be a resource to our path toward greater mindfulness and presence.