Soul Between the Lines:
Freeing Your Creative Spirit Through Writing
by Dorothy Randall Gray
In the tradition of Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way", Gray presents an empowering, creative technique which shows how to use the spirit as a source of creativity, transformation, and empowerment--and have fun in the process .
Lower East Side Sonata
for Laurie Carlos
Lower East Side
Fulton Fish Market, Chinatown, Little Italy Melting pot of immigrant stew
Old ways in the New World in New York City The ice man, the junk man, Fuller Brush man
organ grinder with dancing monkey
Knish man pushing pillowed potatoes
Blue Laws close stores
Only Orchard Street opens on Sundays
Jewish merchants beg me to buy
The first customer brings luck
They teach me how to bargain
I take what I learned
To Jamaica, Brazil, India and Iceland
Lower East Side
Smith Projects a place of pride
across the river from Brooklyn
Seventeen floors of high hopes
A step up from the five story walk-up
Across the street...
SHARING THE SAME SKY
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The book is out & the rave reviews are in!
"Quite fabulous! It's dramatic, funny, sexy, sad, poignant, and
so many more things, housed together in a collection of poetry that touches on many familiar themes of human experience. Highly recommended!" Kathy Fuller, Confessions
"Some writers' poetry touches you and leaves but Dorothy Randall Gray's poetry goes deep into the bone. And while deep inside it becomes the marrow by which you can constantly feed and grow emotionally and spiritually." Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Tell Me Something About Buddhism,
The Black Angel Cards
"Dorothy has that thing that cannot be taught, that must simply
be possessed, a voice of her own. Witty, wise, ironic when irony
is called for - this is a voice that deserves, even needs to be heard. She is a gifted storyteller who understands how to pull a reader in and keep that reader transfixed. She has stories to tell, things to say and insights to share." Alice Orr, No More Rejections
"It's a dip-in-the-hip Temptations walk salsa, a Black Woman dance steeped in scent and sound. Like the Vaseline on ashy
legs she reminds us about, Dorothy’s lines slather you with memory then grab you, running toward all the reasons we
hold on to life." S. Pearl Sharp, Higher Ground
"Some people can string together words that make me go YES, make the words sing, allow each word to become its own story/ song allowing me to savor each phrase. Each time I turn a page of Sharing The Same Sky I sense-feel-touch-taste every word.
Gayle Fuhr, Grandma Ruby & Me
Dorothy Randall Gray