Balance follows a sequence of yoga poses developed by yogi B.K.S. Iyengar to promote emotional stability. I have written 15 poems of 15 lines each, one for each pose, with accompanying illustrations showing the pose. It is, as far as I know, the only book of its kind that follows an established sequence of yoga poses, and one of very few books of yoga poetry.
Robbi gives an overview of the book:
Yoga and poetry hold central positions in my own life, bringing incalculable benefits. Though I know many who either write/read poetry or do yoga, there are comparatively few like myself, for whom both take on an equally important role. I hope to bring yoga practitioners to poetry and to introduce poetry fans to yoga.
I am a poet and writer who also teaches college when work is available. I have a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Irvine and an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the same institution. Before that, I earned an MA in English/Writing at Hollins College and a BA from...