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Music

Lanterns

by Zayra Yves

Released 2011
Magdalena & Co
Released 2011
Magdalena & Co
Lanterns is sensual, spiritual and lyrical. It is a journey of sacred love as it weaves a tale of sorrow thru transformation. Several of the poems share the love story of Mary Magdalene and Jesus.
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Zayra's creative writing is published in numerous print journals, anthologies, on-line e-zines and magazines: The Zimbabwe Situation, Panhandler Quarterly, Voices for Africa, Eyes of the Poet, Kreativ, Reflections IIT Madras (India), Edge Life Magazine, Poetry Life & Times, Astropoetica, Alehouse Press, 34th Parallel, Feeling is First, Memoir (and), Aquillrelle and The Enchanting Verses International Journal.

She has appeared as a featured artist and/or guest speaker at: New Sun Celebration; CIIS California Institute of Integral Studies; on Ken Wilber's Integral Naked (2006 & 2007);OneMindVillage; West Marin Community Radio; SW Radio Africa; North Western University Chicago; Zimvibes; Coolfire (UK); Women's Radio Network; Perfectly Said; Mazungue Studio One; TWiN (UK); Genpo Roshi and Bill Harris' Big Heart Big Mind seminiar in LA; UltraFeel TV; UniVerse of Poetry; BlogTalk Radio and the Awareness Network.

Awards include:

Zayra Yves is the winning poet from the "An African Legend: White Lions and Leopards" contest. She joined the conservation team at Tsau where the White Lions live in Timbavati, South Africa, as her prize, plus publication in the book.

Her short story "Exit Ashes, Exit Blues, Exit This Life" won an honorable mention in Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope All Story contest.

Zayra's fine art collection has appeared from 1998 to present at the following California locations: Dore Dore Gallery, San Mateo; Somar Gallery, San Francisco; UC Berkeley, San Francisco Campus; Body Harmony, San Francisco; Dana Street Cafe, Mountain View; Cafe Libro, Mountain View; Maitri Art Show & Auction, Embarcadero Center; Cad's Coffee Shop, Los Osos; One World Cafe, San Francisco; The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles; The Artist's Alley, San Francisco.

She has three audio collections:

1.) Crowned Compassion
2.) Sleep in the Sea Tonight with Me
3.) Retrograde Motion
4.) Lanterns


In addition, she is the author of four books:

1.) Empty as Nirvana
2.) Ordinary Substance
3.) Color Me Pomegranate
4.) Leaving You Unpainted

www.zayrayves.com