Feeling My Way – 99 Poetic Journeys

A fourth collection of poetry by Minx Boren. The author says, “For me, poems are a way to pare feelings, and the thoughts they evoke, down to their essence, to something essential. As such, each is a unique doorway into the realm of Self.” Unlike self-help books that offer good advice, poetry allows the reader to confront his own truths and touch her own deep wisdom.

Ripe ~ A Collection of Passionate Poetry and Pears

Ripe ~ A Collection of Passionate Poetry and Pears

In Ripe, my creative muse has taken a big leap. In partnership with Patti Burris, the wonderful artist whose paintings grace the covers of Soul Notes and Soul Notes Too, I have put together a collection of poems about sensuality and sexuality, in the wake of turning 50. Each poem is presented in conjunction with one of Patti’s gorgeous and evocative paintings. AND each partnership of pear(s) and poem is artfully placed on facing pages by a talented graphic artist and book designer, Kenneth Ruelen. The result is Ripe – A Collection of Passionate Poetry and Pears published by and immediately available through Xlibris. Ripe is available in both hard cover ($28.99) and soft cover ($22.99) plus standard shipping @ $4.48 for one book plus $0.99 per additional book.

Soul Notes Too

Soul Notes Too is a second collection of poems. There is a basic premise in coaching that, if you want something new to come into your life, you must first clear out the old. Cleaning a closet, a garage, a desk seems to magically create an opening for new possibilities to emerge. In this case, it was emptying the old hidden “shoebox” of poetry that provided the momentum. After publishing Soul Notes the creative floodgates opened wide and, since then, poem after poem has found its way onto paper, a number of which appear in this next collection.

Soul Notes

I have always enjoyed reading poetry and have been writing my own since my teens. I’ve written my own holiday poem for more than 30 years. I’ve composed (and read aloud) all sorts of people poems, tributes both humorous and serious, in celebration of special occasions. I published Soul Notes, a first collection of intimate poems after years of hiding them away in boxes. It felt very courageous to do so.
Written (and mulled over and rewritten) over the past twenty years or so, the poems in Soul Notes have been shared with friends, during workshops I have led, and on the web in the Tea Garden. This small book is truly a labor of love. You are invited to open to any page and open your heart and mind to the words penned there.


“Minx Boren’s poetry touches the heart and challenges the mind. I’ve experienced the power of her words on hundreds in my trainings who have been moved to another level of consciousness by the authenticity of her voice. The mark of a true poet.”

“Thanks for your continual supply of creativity! This issue of The Sage-ing Journal includes your poem “forever friends.” I love the sentiments of your work – so fresh, alive, engaging! I get a visual sense of what you write. Your words speak to the issues of aging and fully living, living fully.”

“As rich and succulent as a ripe pear, the verses Minx has created evoke the beauty and sensuality of intimacy. Each and every word is delicious.”

“Insightfully written. Practical and thought provoking. A wonderful read, particularly with a partner or lover.”

“I absolutely loved your book of Soul Notes. Every page, a blessing and a gift. So many of your poems have special meaning for different souls in my life. I plan to share your book in exactly that way!!! Keep knowing your truth!”

“I have just read your poems and I am gasping for breath . . . for real. You have spilled your guts and come up refreshed and clean. Bravo!”

“Minx Boren's Soul Notes is truly food for the soul. She writes directly from her heart to ours with a wonderful mix of poignant simplicity, powerful word-play, and deep knowing. I find myself picking it up for different reasons -- opening it to a random page to guide me in a moment of reflection, or escaping into her poetic landscape while sitting on a New York City subway . . . what a magical parallel universe it offers! And yet at the same time, she's writing from her own very personal experience and perceptions of the world around her. That authenticity and vulnerability is what makes Soul Notes such a gift to anyone who journeys through it.”