Carl Hitchens

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Articles, Essays, Fantasy, Memoir, Poetry, Other: History, Mythology, Social–political Commentary



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I am a poet, storyteller, essayist, and blogger. My publishing credits include the books Shades of Light (iUniverse 2013, poetry collection) and Sitting with Warrior (iUniverse 2010-13, historical-memoir/myth), as well as the contributed poem “Breath of Fire” (anthology Meditations on Divine Names – Editor Maja Trochimczyk, Moonrise Press, 2012).


Title: Sitting with Warrior
Publisher: iUniverse 2010, rev. 2013

Genre: Historical Memoir / Myth

As a Marine Corps veteran of an unpopular and divisive war, Carl Hitchens contends that Sitting with Warrior chronicles not only his journey, but America’s as well. By sitting and listening to Warrior’s wisdom, he has recovered a lost part of himself. This gives America hope for stepping out of the long shadow of Vietnam that today stretches over Iraq and Afghanistan. Hope that by sitting with Warrior and his unifying truth, America can heal her old wounds. Hope that she can draw from her pluralism and diversity unity rather than division—out of many, one.”

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Title: Shades of Light
Publisher: iUniverse 2013 | Carl Hitchens 2013
Genre: Poetry Collection

An effusive, creative rendering of personal life experience in self-discovery. Each poem is a reflection of awakening to and witnessing the blending of light and darkness. We are light leavened into solid form. We are shades of consciousness, shades of light.

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“A Time for Reason” ♦ Today & Yesterday Journal

“Breath of Fire”
Anthology: Meditations on Divine Names
Editor: Maja Trochimczyk
Publisher: Moonrise Press (2012)

Meditations on Divine Names is an anthology of contemporary poetry, featuring 140 poems by 64 poets associated with diverse spiritual traditions. Their poems represent: various branches of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Kabbalah, Wicca, Sukyo Mahikari, and ancient Greek, Egyptian, Hawaiian, and Slavic religions. The book is divided into ten paired sections: Naming, Names, Earth, Water, Air, Fire, He, She, Being, and Loving. The editor, Maja Trochimczyk, is a poet, music historian, photographer and non-profit director. Born in Poland and educated in Poland and Canada, she published four books of music studies and three volumes of poetry. She describes herself as a Catholic mystic.

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