Sooner than expected, my new book is ready to view and order on Amazon.
I hope you will view the book at http://www.amazon.com by searching on the book’s title, and if it’s poetry and theme resonates with you, you will consider purchasing it.
One more request is that after reading, if you would please leave a review of the book on Amazon, it would be a great help to me. More reviews help increase sales on Amazon.
Thank you friends for all your support, and I hope you will enjoy the book written from my heart as an offering of radical grace and love for the healing of the world and all beings as True selves belonging together in authentic community💓🙏🏽
here&now working press is pleased to announce the coming publication of Herb Stone’s new book of Poetry: The Poetry of Resistance and Transformative Healing: In Times of Worldly Tyranny and Chaos. Here is an epigraph from the front matter of his new book:
There is an alternative to the chaos and evil of tyranny, and it is grounded in the transformative healing of Self truth and of authentic communities of belonging. Beloveds, let us prepare, practice, and participate in this perennial vision before it is too late. Let us do the hard work within, without, and together. After all, those who see the vision and hear the call are the only ones who can be this change. It only takes a small group of intentional people committed to a greater purpose to continue this evolution of consciousness to its’ most deep, broad, and inclusive unification of the Cosmos. Blessings and peace, Herb
Also, an advance review of Herb’s new book:
“…suffering, crying, grieving, lamenting…”Herb Stone takes the grief and horror of our times and like rough rocks he grinds and tumbles them together against his heart until they are finally polished stones. Now “…singing, dancing, dreaming, creating, hoping, healing…”we finally hold in our hands a silken feel of the New World we are promised.– Gertrud Mueller Nelson, Author, To Dance With God
His new book will be available soon! Further details to come.
Update: Preparing My Book of Poetry for Publication and Release Date
The release of my first book of poetry for publication on Amazon is fast approaching. I am hoping to release it so that it will be available to purchase on or around May 1st. After weeks of editing the book and making updates to my website and social media pages, things are coming together nicely for the release.
Pre-release, a number of people have reviewed the book, and offered their comments for which I am forever grateful. Here is a brief comment from one such review: “Herb Stone is a poet for our times…..A true poet able to capture the feeling and the hopes of the people and put into words. This publication…..with its strong cord of hope and possibility will be a welcome balm therefore for readers whose hope and faith has been faltering from the tumult of the times we live in….” I will be releasing the reviews in full soon, and they will appear in the book.
For my friends and readers who would like to help support my first self publishing effort, I would be grateful if you would visit my website herbstonejr.com, and follow my blog by entering your email so that you will be notified of new poems posted to my blog and other announcements. And of course, upon publication, for those of you who like the book and are able to purchase it, many thanks!
here&now working press is officially opened for business for the self publishing of my books. In addition to setting up my office and writing studio and updating my website, I have been preparing my first book of poetry for publication as recently announced. A lot goes into the writing and publishing of a book as I am learning quickly (or slowly) as it may be. So far I have designed the book, formatted it for printing, edited it, and will be publicizing it soon. Tomorrow I will receive proof copies for what I hope is my last edit before publication. Thanks to you all who are interested in the publication of my first book. The journey has been a blessing thus far in my efforts.
poem: prepare to be interrupted by God today
take a break from the 10,000,000 things that distract us
see the Universal Cosmic Christ by whatever name in the stranger, other, oppressed
especially those making us the most uncomfortable in our privilege
allow the truth, beauty, and goodness that surround us to act in mercy, radical grace, and radical love
turn so that hearts are opened minds transformed and spirits lifted up
and so this shall be the new way that God is always with us all in the mutuality of giving and receiving
Herb Stone here&now working poetry April 20, 2021