Synkroniciti is honored to welcome poet Beth Copeland with two musings on mountains and what they can mean to our human journey. “My Daughter Paints a Mountain” tells how a childhood rendering of a peak provided a mother with direction and synchronicity at a time when she felt lost. “Of Two Mountains and Two Minds” contemplates The Peak, Beth’s local mountain, and Mount Fuji, which has been an inspiration to countless artists and poets. Beth was born in Japan, so Fuji has a special significance for her as well.
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Beth Copeland is the author of three full-length poetry books: Blue Honey, recipient of the 2017 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize; Transcendental Telemarketer; and Traveling through Glass, recipient of the 1999 Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Award. She owns and operates Tiny Cabin, Big Ideas™, a retreat for writers in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. She is working on becoming a deer whisperer and writing poems about The Peak, the mountain she sees from her window.
Here is a video of Beth reading “Self-Portrait as a House” and “Nagaski, July 4th , 2006.” Vulnerable, funny, human, profound. It’s a great introduction to her poetry, which invites you into her pysche and experience.