According to Eric Weiner, thin places are “locales where the distance between heaven and earth collapses and we’re able to catch glimpses of … the Infinite Whatever … . In thin places, we become our more essential selves. ( The New York Times, March 9, 2012)
Most places Carolyn visits are “thin.” Puerto Vallarta, Taos, Joshua Tree, Zion, Amherst, Palm Springs, and Denver have already collapsed for her, and so have conversations, relationships, her garden, and articles in National Geographic.
These fifty-six poems, then, are the result of years of traveling in many directions to catch “the Infinite Whatever” and the essential self.
Bio: From English teacher to management trainer to retiree, Carolyn Martin has journeyed from New Jersey to Oregon to discover Douglas firs, months of rain, and clear summers. Her poems and book reviews have appeared in publications throughout North America and the UK.
Carolyn served as VoiceCatcher’s president from 2011-2014, and she and her team created the organization’s first on-line journal in 2012.