Writing for Healing: words to light our way
part memoir and part inspirational guidebook for writers and writing instructors,
Lily Ambrosia travels to Israel with her best friend and their children on a journey of self-discovery,
Ceremonies of the Spirit
love poems that travel a spiral from infatuation to consecration, Plain View Press, 2009
transparencies of light,
a mosaic of women's voices sorrowing, loving and rejoicing, Finishing Line Press, 2011
Elegy for Newtown, Red Bird Chapbooks, 2013
Dancing Between Worlds, Word Dancers anthology, Earth Medicine Books, 2005
Longing for Home, poetry CD, 2004
My personal essay "Lifelines" appears in The Power of the Pause: The Wonder of Our Here & Now anthology by Wising Up Press
to read selections and order: Universal Table
Saturday Afternoon flash fiction appears in fall issue of Talking Stick
Talking Writing: Prerequisite
Lyricality: Prayer Flags
Witness Writers: Survival, Virtual Prayer Tent, Descending and Ascending
This Was 2020: when the world became quiet
Anti-Heroin Chic: Cheap Wine
The Ocotillo Press: The First Storm
Chrysalis Literary Journal: Occupied Oaxaca
Poetry Pigeon: For Those Who Hold the Light
Comstock Review: Ash Wednesday
Martin Lake Journal: What Time Did the Blossom Fall?
Water~Stone Review: Recuerdos
Peregrine Journal: Traveling Home
Santa Fe Literary Review: When I Listen to Ottmar Liebert
winner Grand Prize League of Mn Poets: Gitano
Thresholds Cracked Walnut anthology: title poem Thresholds
My non-fiction story Pilgrimage won the 2016 Women's National Book Association contest!
Journals, Magazines, Anthologies:
Adanna Literary Review, americas review, Big Bridge, Blue Collar Review, Borderlands, Common Ground, Comstock Review, Cracked Walnut, Duende, Edgz, flaskandpen, Interfatithings, La Llorona, Lavandería, Lilitamba, Lyricality, Martin Lake Journal, Minnetonka Review, Mississippi Crow, Mizna, Out of Line, Poesía, Poets Against the War, Poets & Writers Magazine, Peregrine Journal, Red Bird Chapbooks, Santa Fe Literary Review, Saint Paul Almanac, Seeding the Snow, Sin Fronteras, Stone Path Review, Survive & Thrive, Talking Writing, The Awakenings Review, The Cartier Review, The Chrysalis Reader, The Compassion Anthology, The Heart of All That Is, The Litchfield Review, THE Magazine, We'Moon datebooks, Wising Up Press, WNBA-Books , The Ocotillo Review, This Was 2020, The Feminine Collective, Tiferet Magazine, Water~Stone Review, WINK, Zoetic Press
Recently Published Prose:
Weathering the Storm, Mom Egg Review
Review of WeMoon ’09 datebook:
At the Crossroads
member of the International Council
of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
This is the first time I have seen anything like We’Moon. It makes me feel very happy, very contented. It is an eye-opener for a beginner and confirmation for the elderly. All this information in a tiny little book! This is an incredible calendar of guidance and information. The beauty I received from We'Moon is from the giving of the heart. Every one put in a little bit of themselves: poetry, art, photographs, etc. So it’s about the beauty of the gift. There is such incredible information—on everything: on how we are walking in this beauty.
I showed the We’Moon to all the Grandmothers when we were in Spain, coming into Barcelona to do our water ceremony with 700 women. I showed it around when we were on the bus. Every Grandmother was able to relate to something. Wow! they were all saying!
There are so many beautiful things that touched me: the writing about the Path of the Little Sister, the Global Crisis art, the poem “I Cry Too,” Code Pink and Women in Black, the poem “Leap of Faith”, the Labyrinth Meditation, the Medicine Bag with Crow—I could go on and on. The beautiful Owl on the cover! I have thought about how the women who make We’Moon are able to compile so much information, that women know this is happening and send information. Like the cover says, rhythms for women: in this small book is guidance for life, help to not feel alone. The Spirit of the Feminine is there.
As a community editor for 7 years, it has been a honor and a pleasure, as well as a learning experience, to choose the stories and poems that best represent our tapestry of cultural backgrounds, ages and experiences, disappointments and dreams, cityscapes and nature. Our stories have the power to move us toward a more just and equitable world and to connect us as neighbors, friends, and companions along the way.
my poems and creative non-fiction published in the Almanac:
A Taste of Mexico, 2015
In Praise of Aging , 2014
Through the streets of Saint Paul on my way to an appointment,
Winter Coming 2013
Peace in the City, 2012
Building Bridges with Words, 2011