Donna Henes

P.O. Box 380403
Brooklyn, NY 11238-0403
(718) 857-1343

Author's Bio

As an urban shaman, for the past 38 years, it has been my job to track and celebrate the cosmic cycles of the seasons, as well as the universal seasons of human life. It is my special concern to reconnect the urban population with the wondrous workings of the natural world. It is my particular passion to inspire and empower women to rise to their full potential, to step into their own sovereignty, and to become the Queens of their own lives. Now, when the planet is suffering from testosterone poisoning, it is crucial for women to accept the mantle of conscientious leadership. This is what I write about.

Publications and Prizes

Celestially Auspicious Occasions
(Perigee Books, 1996)
, Dressing Our Wounds in Warm Clothes
(Astro Artz Press, 1982)
, The Moon Watcher's Companion
(Avalon Books, 2004)
, The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife
(Monarch Press, 2005)
Isis Rising
(Isium Press, 2000)
, Nature’s Gifts: Anthology of Prose and Poetry Celebating Nature and Our Natural World
(Vanilla Heart Publishing, 2010)
, Underlying Terror
(SUNY Press, 2004)
, We'Moon
(Mother Tongue Press, 2005)
, World Healing Book
(Beyond Borders, 2002)
Catalyst, Changes, Creations, Free Spirit, New Visions, the Huffington Post, Utne Reader
Prizes Won: 
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction Prize Winner, Writer’s Digest Book Awards – Inspiration Category for The Queen of My Self

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The World Is a Waiting Lover by Trebbe Johnson
Seductress by Betsy Prioleau
Doomed Queens by Kris Waldherr
Hunters and Gatherers by Francine Prose
Our Lady of the Lost and Found by Diane Schoemperlen

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Cleveland, OH
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Last updated: Mar 29, 2013