University of New England - Innovation for a Healthier Planet

Miriam Dyak collection, 1975-1977

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Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes reviews and published poems, as well as correspondence with Blackberry Books publisher Gary Lawless, a poetry manuscript, cassette tapes, and a photo.

Biographical/Historical Note

Miriam Dyak (born 1946) wrote in the bio of her book In Celebration of Planet Earth: “My life centers in on the question of what is it that the Earth is evolving us humans to be? How can I begin to function as the Magician, the connector between energy and mass, the self-reflective consciousness of this fully alive and sentient being, Planet Earth? This adventure leads me into prayer, permaculture, village development, geomancy, Voice Dialogue, crystals, business, painting, diving, healing, infinite ways of playing with energy, and writing these poems.” She published three books of poetry: Fire Under Water and Dying (New Victoria Press), and In Celebration of Planet Earth (Blackberry Books). She lives in Seattle, where she is a voice dialogue teacher and facilitator, author of The Voice Dialogue Facilitator’s Handbook, and a senior staff teacher at Thera, the Institute of Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, originators of the Voice Dialogue method.