Wild Grace: Poems (Paperback)
"Wild Grace is Chelan Harkin's most moving collection of poetry yet... These poems are deeply nourishing. It's impossible to read them without feeling something long dormant stir inside you." -Eric Weiner New York Times Best-selling author of The Geography of Bliss
"There's a Vedic saying: 'Thy gifts, my Lord, I surrender to Thee.' Chelan has indeed received a Divine gift. I don't think ordinary human intelligence could express such depth in words.." --Rick Archer, host of podcast Buddha at the Gas Pump: Conversations with "Ordinary" Spiritually Awakening People
In Wild Grace, Chelan Harkin uses ecstatic poetry to redefine our relationship with the divine. She targets a tipping point happening in the souls of many that shifts a conceptual relationship with God into a genuine, direct, and satisfying experience. These are visions of the present, speaking into the future. They are openings of the heart and awe-filled possibilities for a life of honesty and joy.
About the Author
Chelan Harkin had a profound mystical experience at 21; in a time of mental/emotional anguish, she was shown how she needed to live in a more transparent and authentic way, and that she would access her gifts to the degree that she opened herself to joy, trauma, power, and tenderness. While Chelan recognized poetry as a love and a gift, its flow at that time was blocked by self-judgment and perfectionism. So she decided to allow herself to write "a bad poem" every day for a month. This unlocked a different creative process and a poetic force that has not stopped flowing. Her publishing journey is only two years old but her first two books, Susceptible to Light and Let Us Dance!, have been self-publishing successes with sales numbers to be envied by most poets today. Her third book, Wild Grace, publishes in November 2023 with Monkfish. Chelan lives with her children in the Pacific Northwest.