Donna Henes

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Nature’s Gifts: Anthology of Prose and Poetry Celebating Nature and Our Natural World (Vanilla Heart Publishing, 2010)
Isis Rising (Isium Press, 2000)
The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife (Monarch Press, 2005)
The Moon Watcher's Companion (Avalon Books, 2004)
Celestially Auspicious Occasions (Perigee Books, 1996)
Dressing Our Wounds in Warm Clothes (Astro Artz Press, 1982)
Free Spirit
New Visions
the Huffington Post
Utne Reader


We'Moon (Mother Tongue Press, 2005)
Underlying Terror (SUNY Press, 2004)
World Healing Book (Beyond Borders, 2002)
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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Cleveland, OH
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Last update: Mar 29, 2013