THE POWER OF THE PAUSE The Wonder of Our Here & Now A Wising Up Anthology
Heather Tosteson and Charles D. Brockett, Editors
Sometimes it is better not to over-ride, overcome, forge on. Sometimes the best step is just to stop—to pause, listen in, not just to doubts but perhaps to something more resilient, constructive, slower, but stronger. Wiser. Something we may not have thought of—or experienced—yet. This is a radical suggestion in a world that keeps going faster and faster, that measures value by the passing likes of others rather than that still inner voice. Sometimes pause is not a choice. It's forced upon us, whether we are ready or not. With the pandemic, all our lives slammed to a stop and were redirected in ways that were unexpected, often unwanted. The fifty-two talented writers in this collection help us explore, through poetry, fiction, and essay, the hidden gifts of pause, voluntary and involuntary, how it may help us recalibrate, restore, find new and richer ways of being with ourselves and others.
ISBN:978-1-73736940-4-5 254 pp.
Laura Apol, Lenore Balliro, Mark Barkawitz, Lois Baer Barr, Gaylord Brewer, Kevin Brown, Wendy Brown-Báez, Patricia Cannon, Bonni Chalkin, Beth Christensen, Terry Dalrymple, Diane Elayne Dees, Edward A. Dougherty, Chris Ellery, Kathie Giorgio, Stephanie Hart, Nadel Henville, Michael Hettich, Leonore Hildebrandt, Paul Hostovsky, Tony Hozeny, Mary Jumbelic, Murali Kamma, Mary E. Kendig, Laurie Klein, Richard LeBlond, Larry Lefkowitz, Arlene Gay Levine, Russ Allison Loar, Randy Minnich, MK Punky, Laura Redford, Molly Rivkin, James Silas Rogers, Mary Kay Rummel, Nicholas Samaras, Richard Schiffman, Deborah Schmedemann, Sherry Shahan, Sharon D. Sheltzer, Laura Shovan, Zoe Singer, Claude Clayton Smith, Kristy Snedden, Patty Somlo, Robert Spiegel, Anna Steegmann, Sidney Stevens, Alison Stone, Lou Storey, James Wyshynski