Please visit https://www.newperennialspublishing.org/ to download our newest publication, Perennial Earth: Poetry by Wallace Stevens and Paintings by Alexis Serio. We think it's quite lovely, and a testament to the power of the arts to provide insight and joy in tumultuous times. Alexis's work is represented by the Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury.
The book is best viewed in a two-page format to get the full effect, and, if using Adobe Acrobat Reader, by choosing 'full screen mode' in the "View" menu. Of course, the bigger the screen, the better the viewing. One can then open the single-page version for better reading of the fine scholarly introduction by Glen MacLeod, and the Stevens poetry, also in 'full screen mode.' Please note that each two-page spread begins with an even page number on the left page. This ensures that you’re viewing the correct pairing.
We hope this finds you well as the lunar new year, Year of the Water Tiger in Chinese Astrology, and the northern hemisphere's mid-point between winter solstice and spring equinox celebrated as Imbolc in Ireland as the first day of spring, arrive today.
Here in Vermont's Champlain Valley we are braving sub-zero temperatures and windchills that have caused many of us to be armchair adventurers a few days and nights each week. Many of you are farming and teaching bravely in these very cold spaces and we salute you for that!
From time to time we'll be sharing news and stories from the New Perennials network. New Perennials Director Bill Vitek has published a new blog entry on the Pandemic Armchair Philosophy Blog at Resilience called, The Long Game: a creation story for the pandemic weary. Bill began writing this blog, you guessed it, right at the beginning of the pandemic. We welcome you to check it out and send Bill your thoughts and comments (email@example.com).