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This unique, funny and inspiring book of poems documents the poet's journey into greater and greater joy as she spends more time with her statue of the Laughing Buddha. "She practically dares the universe to bring her down, and it cannot do so. In poem after poem, laughter triumphs over whatever comes her way. It is a literate, knowing laughter," that will set the reader "smiling, then laughing, then seeing, then smiling a deeper kind of smile." Jane Marla Robbins is a National Endowment of the Arts Poetry Grant finalist.
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About the Author
A finalist for a National Endowment of the Arts Poetry Grant, Jane was commissioned by the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to write and perform the one-woman play Reminiscences of Mozart by His Sister, which she also performed at Lincoln Center in New York. Her one-woman play, Miriam's Dance, in verse, about Moses' sister, was produced in New York and Los Angeles. Her most recent play, A Radical Friendship, a two-hander about Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Heschel, was last seen in Los Angeles starring Ed Asner as Rabbi Heschel. Her first book, Acting Techniques for Everyday Life: Look and Feel Self-Confident in Difficult Real-Life Situations, has sold over forty thousand copies. Its accompanying deck of cards, Perform At Your Best: Acting Techniques for Business, Social, and Personal Success, won the Gold Axiom Business Book Award. Author of the chapbook, Dogs in Topanga, Jane can be seen reading some of the poems in this book on YouTube. For more information visit: janemarlarobbins.com.