Hello Beautiful Ones

Yes, you are beautiful, bright and, of course, very human, which means the times we live in will have definitely challenged you in any number of ways over the past year-plus. It has been a transformational time for so many and I am certainly in that camp. Through it all I have had to dig deep into the well of my resiliance, my compassion and most of all, my ability to forgive others and myself. I am happy to report it has also been a great time of creativity (see info on my new book of poems below) and the realization of what is truly precious in my life--friends, family and sitting in the truth of who I am and the choices I make. In light of these times I am going forward dedicated to my writing, not only poetry, which is my first love, but also to short prose pieces, which you can find posted on the blog on my new website. I'd love to hear any feedback on the poems, blog or just your hello!
As I am aware your inboxes are likely inundated with all sorts of delicious info these days, so please know that this newsletter will be coming to you only ocassionally (not more than a few times a year) as a haiku-like message sharing what's happening in my world when it comes to poetry and writing: Publications, Readings, Workshops, Blog Posts, etc. Thank you for signing up to receive these missives and know I'm here for you if you'd like to connect for any reason.

Be Well!   Be Kind!   Be Strong!   Be Open!   Be You!
Click on over to my new website: HariBPoet.com
to browse blog posts, poems and order books. 


This little book of 28 poems was written in the early days of the pandemic. Late at night, before drifting to sleep, I would pull out my iPad and out these 18-line darlings would emerge. I had never written poems in the third person, but it felt completely natural to turn over the pen to the "She" who would express her innermost dreams, fears, memories and wisdom, as she navigated the everyday experiences of life during a pandemic. 
Chosen as the winner of the 2020 Tebot Bach Clockwise Chapbook Contest, here are a couple of short notes on what you'll find inside:

As in the seasons of a woman's life, the quotidian world and the world of mystery change places, pause for us to marvel, then change back again.  
~N. Cohen
One of the things I love about these poems is that they confront
the dark and the light of our lives. 
G. Wronsky
These compact lines turn the facts of the pandemic everyday, the small battles of mundane chores, into sensual impressions that pique like cayenne on the tongue.
 ~J. Natal

She Speaks to the Birds at Night While They Sleep
Available at Bookshop or Amazon 

(if they show "out of stock" place your order for future delivery)

Contact me directly and I'll mail you a signed copy
Purchase price is $17 plus shipping of $3 in the U.S. 
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on Zoom
October 10, 2021   5 PM Pacific Time
Mark the Date!   More Info Coming!

Featuring Hari B reading poems from her new book of poems "She Speaks to the Birds at Night While They Sleep"

Love to see you there!

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If you'd like to read three poems from
She Speaks to the Birds at Night While They Sleep,
recently published on this site, click this link.

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