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~ "Empty as Nirvana" Goes to Portland

IN OTHER WORDS bookstore Events - AUTHOR READING: Zayra Yves Reading "Empty as Nirvana" Time: Saturday, June 20, 2009 3:00 p.m. Location: In Other Words Women's Books and Resources "Empty as Nirvana" is a passageway between worlds, it is a fusion between the modern and ancient. It hides nothing as it explores the moments of arrival and departure in relationship, as well as in religion, tribal traditions, love and heartbreak. We are exposed to the compassionate nature as much as the haunting memories of survival after savage experiences. In this book we hear the voices of Buddhists and mothers mixed together; of Zimbabweans, South Africans, Zulu's, White Lions and Egyptians. Zayra Yves shows us that she is capable of seeing into the soul of our soul that leaves us feeling pure rather than exposed, sane rather than lost. She is a passion-filled force embracing both her human desires as well as the divine essence. "Empty as Nirvana" has been compiled from both new material and previously published poems that have been included in magazines, journals, audio recordings, radio broadcasts, and other print publications. Yves is a multi-faceted and thought provoking writer as she delves into the raw soul exposed in all of its paradox, pain and healing. Her poetry is often spiritual without being religious while it is earthy, mystical, flowing - like a river that moves through the universe of stars. In its course, it reveals the human suffering that cries from the abyss, the majestic cathedral of the ceremonial soul, the erotic body of light, the undeniable presence of the muse, the great hope for a more expansive state of compassion, and the rapture of total abandonment of love. If you live in Portland, come join us at IN OTHER WORDS bookstore! We will love to have you there! In Other Words Bookstore 8 B NE Killingsworth St Portland, OR 97211 Tel: 503-232-6003 Peace.