by Chris Hoffman
113 pages, price $16.00
Available from Small Press Distribution (SPD)
Chris Hoffman is an organizational consultant, ecopsychologist, and poet. He has
facilitated human development in a variety of business, educational and therapeutic
settings, including 23 years as a senior organization development consultant for
a Fortune 500 energy utility company. He currently focuses on organizations working
for sustainability. He is a licensed professional counselor. Chris has taught ecopsychology
at Naropa University and has delivered many workshops and presentations on applied
psychology. He enjoys performing his poetic work both solo and in collaboration
with dancers and musicians. The Afro-pop band Monkey Siren has recorded his lyrics
on two CD’s. His wilderness experience includes backpacking, mountaineering, and
river-running. He lives with his wife in Boulder, Colorado. They have a son in college.
About the Book
"A rich volume of poetry about life's flourishing."
— Roshi Joan Halifax, Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and
author of several volumes including Being with Dying, The Fruitful Darkness, and
Shamanic Voices. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a
Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"I especially enjoy the tone of the poems in Chris Hoffman's book, Realization Point,
the union of his voice with the details and individual lives of his surroundings.
Hoffman's language and his close observation of the day, the night, and the moment
become one in this work, along with his gratitude for each aspect of the living
world and his presence within it."
— Pattiann Rogers, author of 12 books, most recently Wayfare (Penguin Poets,
2008) and Firekeeper, Expanded and Revised Edition (Milkweed, 2005).
"Chris Hoffman's poems speak with a clear meditative voice that bridges the gap
between our human lives and the healing spirit of nature."
— Joseph Bruchac, author of more than 70 books of poetry and prose including
the best selling Keepers of the Earth series.
"Chris Hoffman has distilled fierce and ineffable magic into these pages, with ancient
wisdom and power in which we readers are blessed to share. I wept at my first and
my second readings; my heart was thrilled and inspired. Pick up Chris Hoffman’s
new book very quickly, as it will lead you to unforeseen heights of joy and wonder."
— Francesca Ciancimino Howell, author of Making Magic with Gaia: Practices
to heal ourselves and our planet (Red Wheel/Weiser, 2002).
"Chris Hoffman's poems immerse us in the wonder of nature, leading us gently into
communion with rock, animal, and spirit. He speaks of relationship with such awe
and gratitude that our tears of yearning become loving affirmations of the sacredness
of all things."
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