Janine Canan


$16.00 / 978-1-58790-129-4 / 305 pages / paperback / 5.5” x 8.5”


Memoir / Essay / Literary Criticism


Award-winning author Dr. Janine Canan, M.D., offers her lyrical reflections on art, nature, history, masculine and feminine, the Great Mother, spirituality and love. Journeying with Canan, we meet Iris Murdoch, Else Lasker-Schüler, Marija Gimbutas, James Broughton, Diane Di Prima, Alma Villanueva, Ali Akbar Khan, Mata Amritanandamayi, and other visionaries of our time.


Dr. Janine Canan is the author of Journeys with Justine, a collection of stories, and ten volumes of poetry including Burning through Everything (forthcoming), Changing Woman (Small Press Review “Pick”), In the Palace of Creation: Selected Works 1969-1999, Shapes of Self, and Of Your Seed (NEA grant recipient). She edited and translated the acclaimed collections, Messages from Amma: In the Language of the Heart (“Best Spiritual Books 2004”), Star in My Forehead: Poems by Else Lasker-Schüler (BookSense & City Lights “Pick”), and She Rises like the Sun: Invocations of the Goddess by Contemporary American Poets (Koppelman Award, “One of the best books to come from the Women’s Spirituality movement”—Booklist). Her work has been anthologized by Codrescu, Cotner, Harvey, Laughlin and many others. Canan graduated from Stanford with distinction and received her MD from New York University.

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