Every week I post a new poem that I believe will resonate with readers. These poems take us more deeply into the experience of our everyday lives, and ask us to pay closer attention to the world at hand, no matter how ordinary it might appear. I hold an admitted bias for poems that are accessible to a wider audience, and hope that The Singing Bowl can be at least one venue where readers can always count on finding poems they understand. Ultimately, though, I hope the poems will help light the way for anyone on the spiritual path—even if you don’t consider yourself religious or spiritual—since I believe that a world with a lot of poetry in it is a much better place. And if you feel moved to do so, please feel free to share these poems with others who might be interested.

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About the Editor


James Crews is the author of four collections of poetry, including The Book of What Stays, and Telling My Father, winner of the Cowles Prize. He is also the editor of several anthologies, including Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection, How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope,  and The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy. He lives with his husband in Vermont and leads Mindfulness and Writing workshops throughout the country.