• Twelve Gates to the City

    Spiritual Views on the Journey

    Edited by Robert F. Lawson and Carol S. Lawson
    Foreword by Wilson Van Dusen
    Chrysalis Reader #2

    The second edition of the Chrysalis Reader shows the path to “the City” of eternal life and happiness. Read more

    Paperback, 160 pages

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John called it the Holy City. It has also been called Utopia (from the Greek for “no place”) and even the Emerald City: “the City” is where we are trying to go. This second edition of the Chrysalis Reader includes a series of poems, essays, and fiction about being outside it, finding our gate, and going in.

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.


“The specific theme of this book reflects “gates” as the authors follow a winding path to self-knowledge, …an interesting blend. …Each essay or poem is an opportunity for readers to reflect on their own personal journey.”

NAPRA Review

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