• Embracing Relationships

    Edited by Robert F. Lawson and Carol S. Lawson
    Chrysalis Reader #12

    The twelfth annual Chrysalis Reader explores a spiritual perspective on our partnering with life. Read more

    Paperback, 176 pages

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Embracing Relationships, the twelfth annual Chrysalis Reader, explores a spiritual perspective on our partnering with life. This collection of writing and art offers new insights to such questions as: What leads to longevity in a committed relationship? How can we keep the spring in our step to the office? How does one read a series of remarkable coincidences? How do the complexities of life impact our partnerships?

About the Author

Robert F. Lawson’s poetry has appeared in Three Rivers Poetry Journal, Salt Lick, Plum Review, Phoenix, Negative Capability, Lullwater Review, Kalliope, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, and others. He recently retired from Maine Public Broadcasting as the major gifts and planned giving officer. A co-editor for the Chrysalis Reader and former editor for Simon & Schuster, Lawson does freelance editing and writing consultation.


Carol S. Lawson holds a master’s degree in literature from Bennington College. Her long and varied career in publishing has included managing a medical journal for Harper & Row, publications and press work for the US Public Health Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the executive editor position at the American Birding Association.


“What is life in relationship? Who are we in and out of relationship with others? With ourselves? The wealth of stories, poems, artwork and many illustrations included in Embracing Relationships provokes, invites, and immerses the thoughtful reader in the myriad complexities and questions about life in relationship.”

—Lois Patton, former editor-in-chief of SUNY Press, former director of Temple University Press, and CEO of writebiz.org andwww.thepublishingcoach.com

“For a uniquely spiritual perspective on life and its wealth of familial, social, and communal relationships, Embracing Relationships provides a set of inspired and inspiring, warm-hearted stories which reflect on just how the progress of life affects such contacts. Here’s a literary gathering which enters well into the realm of personal spirituality and should earn attraction from both spiritualists and students of literature.”

—Library Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review

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