Our Bookseller Says:
“For all the people who watched Disney’s Soul, this book is the embodiment Joe Gardner realizing he was living his life without appreciating it the way 22 did.
This book is the realization that it is the little things in life that make life worth living. I’m talking I cried twenty pages in at the poems on love, on motherhood, on finding beauty within yourself that when the book asked me to reflect: ‘What seemingly small joys bring you back to that ‘sudden rush of the world’ even in the midst of worry or fear?’ I couldn’t help but feel grateful even in the midst of a pandemic.
For anyone who needs a pick me up, and loves reflection and self growth as much as I do, this book is for you. You will laugh, you will cry, but you won’t be disappointed.”
What the world needs now – featuring poems from inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, Ross Gay, Tracy K. Smith and more.
More and more people are turning to poetry as an antidote to divisiveness, negativity, anxiety, and the frenetic pace of life. How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope offers readers uplifting, deeply felt, and relatable poems by well-known poets from all walks of life and all parts of the US, including inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, Joy Harjo, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ross Gay, Tracy K. Smith, and others. The work of these poets captures the beauty, pleasure, and connection readers hunger for. How to Love the World, which contains new works by Ted Kooser, Mark Nepo, and Jane Hirshfield, invites readers to use poetry as part of their daily gratitude practice to uncover the simple gifts of abundance and joy to be found everywhere. With pauses for stillness and invitations for writing and reflection throughout, as well as reading group questions and topics for discussion in the back, this book can be used to facilitate discussion in a classroom or in any group setting.