Wisdom Poetry Anthology “Lift It Tenderly”
Cover art by Nayyirah Robinson, “Reflections” Mixed Media
The year 2016 marked 25 years that Women’s Wisdom Art has offered empowerment through the arts for women in the Sacramento area. As part of this celebration, we have put together an anthology which includes poems written by those who’ve become members of the Wisdom community over the past 25 years. The title of the Wisdom Poetry Anthology will be “Lift It Tenderly“. We know that over 2,000 women have attended Wisdom, most probably more than that. We have poets from the very first year, 1991, and poems from the most recent Wisdom poets, 2016. And, like a fan unfolding, a plethora of poets between those years.
Join us on March 20th at 7:30pm at the Sacramento Poetry Center (also the Wisdom Studio) 1719 25th Street to hear Wisdom poets read their work from Lift It Tenderly. Please join us for the reading, wine and refreshments.
This book celebrates a chorus of voices, transparent with simplicity, honesty, and courage. Many of these poems are the very first the writers had attempted. Others have written poetry all their lives and received public recognition and prizes for their work. We invite you to join us for this unique event and experience the wisdom of the poem. In the words of one Wisdom poet:
From the death of innocence
is born deep wisdom…
From the dark, dark storm
Arise people of the wild
Who know pure wisdom