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Marie Pizelo who recently died from her cancer was an incredible spark of love and hope for the entire community of Womens Hearth. Watch the video.
The Women’s Hearth, a drop-in center for homeless and socially isolated women in Spokane, Washington, seeks to provide a place of welcome for each woman who walks through the doors of the center. Beyond its function as a physical place of refuge, the Hearth is foremost a place of community where women can feel safe, respected, and valued. Each day is filled with activities, classes, gatherings, cups of coffee and conversations intended to foster an atmosphere of hospitality and growth.
By Paul Anel November 11, 2011
In Espresso, a poem by Tomas Tranströmer, our morning coffee suddenly unveils unexpected depths. Food for thougths, and "drops for the soul"… Bonus: listen to the poem read by poet and pianist Evan Shinners!
By Gonzague Leroux November 11, 2011
In a room attached to the residence of the Juilliard School, while I was attending a conference on Soul Music with Philip Glass, I was sitting next to an elegant woman. I initiated conversation with her and very kindly she introduced herself to me as Patricia Polak. Discovering she was a poet, I requested we meet again to speak further about her work.