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David Whyte

David Whyte grew up among the hills and valleys of Yorkshire, England; moved to the higher ground in the mountains of Wales, traveled the world, and now lives at sea-level on Whidby Island Washington with his wife Autumn and his son Brendan.

His most recent book is The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America (New York, NY: Doubleday/Currency, 1994) (order on-line)

David Whyte books and tapes available from MenWeb include:

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Where Many Rivers Meet ~ Ships in 2-3 days
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He is also the author of two other books of poetry, Songs for Coming Home and Fire in the Earth.

His CD Close to Home combines powerful poems from these books with subtle background music by Eastwest.

These are available from

Many Rivers Company

Box 868

Langley WA 98260

(360) 221-1324

Related stories:


 Poetry and Personal Passion Poetry And Personal Passion: The Ecology Of Mind And Heart, an article by David Whyte. While we are probably all aware of the "mythopoetic men's movement," most of us, I suspect, are not aware of the mythopoetic in our literary and cultural tradition, which existed long before Robert Bly's work became popular. Shepherd Bliss, who first coined the term "mythopoetic men's movement," clarified that he had not coined the term "mythopoetic," but had simply applied the term to Men's Work. As Shepherd explained, "Mythopoetic" is not "myth + poetry." It is the creation of new myths in our own lives. We publish this interview to elaborate on these themes. This article is adapted from David's compilation and elaboration of two interviews for KQED radio in San Francisco, and is based on a version published in Magical Blend. We use it with the kind permission of David Whyte.

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