Year 1 Poet

Once upon a time there was a writer who got bogged down by life. She set herself adrift and landed on a magic island where getting lost was a good thing. One day some strange women knocked on her door, walked in, and called her a poet. It was then that she remembered that she was a poet. How had she forgotten? This story is true.

Year 1 Poet is part illustrated storybook, part poetry book, and part tips from the trenches by/for those becoming poets and other kinds of artists. It’s 100 pages: an easy weekend read. Illustrated by three ridiculously humble genius friends. Purchase at your favorite local bookstore or online here…

Purchase - $4.99

Different Office

Stories from Self-Created, Soul-Satisfying Work Space

For the community-lover, entrepreneur, and small-organization creator in you.

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A Travel Guide for Transitions

Because Freaking Out About This by Myself Totally Sucks

For when you get overwhelmed, exhausted, and freaked out.

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Different Work

Stories of moving from I Should to I Love My Work.

For the dreamer in you and for the voice that says “There’s got to be something better than this.”

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Welcome to Collective Self

I’m Lori Kane, poet and author. Our new book, Year 1 Poet, just hit store shelves! Yay! It’s an illustrated poetry storybook for people recognizing themselves as artists. It also contains tips for new poets and new artists in general. Recommended for people who love poetry that exposes the heart gently and who don’t mind occasional cursing. The book was illustrated by three remarkably talented, funny, and kind friends. We love our new baby!

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Gunman Me

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From the Women Who Called Forth the Muse

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