poetry * illustration * creative guidance
My Life's Work... & Joy!
For over 30 years I have offered poetry and creativity workshops in a variety of venues, currently including the College of Marin and as a Marin County Poet in the Schools, for which I was awarded a 2005 Radio Disney Super Teacher Award.
As Poet Laureate of Marin County (2015-17), I produced over 50 performances & projects which mingled art forms: poetry & dance, painting, music, film... even magic!
My teaching and writing are infused with the meditation I practiced over 4 years in India, though I also credit excursions into other art forms: counseling psychologist, vegetarian cook, mother of 2, meditation instructor at Cornell University, book and cover illustrator, and amateur singer-songwriter. (also, an MFA from Syracuse University, 2013)
My life has been a quest for the lost continent of awe. With pen and brush as my oars, writing and painting take me there…
I hope my poems and illustrations might take you there too.
prartho's award-winning poetry books
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Call from Paris
2007 Word Works Washington Prize
2015 Blue Lynx Prize
Causing a Stir:
The Secret Lives & Loves of Kitchen Utensils
Indian Rope Trick
2018 Blue Light Book Award
Praise for Indian Rope Trick
Poetic Pilgrimage: Poem-Making as Spiritual Practice
On-going 7-week course at the College of Marin
Tuesday afternoons, 2:10 to 4:30
Sorry... Winter 2020 is filled, with wait list!