A Cast of Coins
Poems by Phyllis Stowell
A Cast of Coins derives from contemplation of the language and images encountered in the I CHING, an ancient Chinese text used for divination. Those who are unfamiliar with the I CHING (or Yi Jing) The Book of Changes, will be able to read the poems as poems without referring to it. However, some knowledge of this text would add a dimension to the reader’s experience. At the core lies an interchange between concept and image taken from nature as well as cultural, social and religious life. A Cast of Coins is a book about messages.
Phyllis Stowell has a PhD in Depth Psychology and Poetry and currently is Co-chair of Friends of the C. G. Jung Institute, San Francisco. She was a founding member of the Saint Mary’s College MFA where she was elected Professor Emerita. She is the author of six volumes of poetry, including Sundered, the bilingual art/poetry book Shield/Bouclier with art by Pacia Sallomi, and co-editor of Appetite: Food as Metaphor: An Anthology of Women Poets.
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: il piccolo editions; 1st edition (March 21, 2014)
ISBN 10: 1771690119
ISBN 13: 9781771690119