A beautiful and engaging conversation with poet Chelan Harkin on a wide range of topics and perspectives. She also treats us to a live reading from a few inspired passages from her new book.

Inspired poetry has been flowing through Chelan Harkin for years though her publishing journey is just a little less than two years old. Her launch into sharing her poetry with the world has been mystical, transformational and filled with prayer experiments gone right. She is thrilled to have just released her fourth book, Bouquet of Stars, and is excited to be offering speaking events nationally and internationally.

Chelan is 34 years old and lives in a geographically spectacular region of Washington state with her two young children, Amari and Nahanni. In her poetry and in her life, Chelan continually invites the fumbling, suffering parts of our human nature along with our divinity to meet for tea in the heart, to have a great laugh, celebrate our sacred, transformative grief and share a big hug.

Chelan has authored four books of poetry, Susceptible to Light, Let Us Dance! The Stumble and Whirl with The Beloved, Taste the Sky and Bouquet of Stars. Chelan has an active following on Facebook and Instagram, @chelan-Harkin, and loves to stay in touch with people who have found resonance in her poetry.

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Paul Samuel Dolman

Author, musician, and speaker Paul Samuel Dolman interviews a variety of people on creativity, the arts, relationships, and spirituality.

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