Books & CDs
Original poems exploring my awareness that I have had not one life, but many. Here are poems and meditations about living close to the natural world, traveling, and the joys and tensions that arise in marriage, motherhood, and professional life. $15.00 including shipping. Contact me by email to purchase a copy, email@example.com.
The Music Lover's Poetry Anthology
The only collection of its kind in print, with over 150 poems about unforgettable encounters with music by: W. H. Auden, Robert Bly, Eavan Boland, Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Louise Gluck, Jack Kerouac, Yusef Komunyakaa, Thomas Lux, Czeslaw Milosz, Pablo Neruda, Mary Oliver, Grace Schulman, Wallace Stevens, Wislawa Szymborska, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Kevin Young, and many others. Published in August, 2007, by Persea Books.
"The poems in this collection remind us of the power of music to move our hearts and shape our lives."
"Deeply moving and inspiring."
"A real treasure. It is a pleasure to recommend such beauty."
The Nature of Music: Beauty, Sound, and Healing
Based on her experience as a pianist, teacher, and student of literature and psychology, Maureen explores the ways music acts on the psyche, educates the heart, and influences the body in measurable ways. A Listening Bibliography is included. A Riverhead Book from Penguin Putnam, 2001.
"This book will send you back to the music you love."
Translator of The Essential Rumi
"A lovely, lyrical, elegantly useful guide for all of us, healthy or ill, who want to reap full benefit from the world of music."
Barrie R. Cassileth
Chief, Integrative Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Two companion CDs of music from the Naxos catalog have been selected by the author. Selections are discussed in the book, but each CD is a self-contained journey through some of the most beautiful music in the classical canon. Amped lists V. 2 in the top 25 classical CDs.
Extensive liner notes illuminate the pieces. Spring Hill Music, Boulder, CO. 1-800-427-7680