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Jnana Hodson

Jnana Hodson is an active Quaker living in the seacoast region of New Hampshire. He came to the Society of Friends (Quakers) by way of yoga, not knowing it had been the faith of his ancestors, and finds that much of his poetry springs from the quietude of meditation.

A native of Ohio, he spent four decades as a professional daily newspaper editor and is also the author of two published novels, Subway Hitchhikers and Ashram.

In addition to his primary blog, Jnana’s Red Barn (jnanahodson.net), with its emphasis on poetry and daily life, he is presenting a biography of Rhode Island Quaker firebrand Robert Hodgson at the Orphan George Chronicles (jmunrohodson.wordpress.com) and a series on early Friends’ understanding of the spiritual metaphor of Light at As Light Is Sown

Harbor of Grace, a chapbook of prose-poems, is available from Fowlpox Press, and In a Heartbeat, a chapbook of poems reflecting the Animal Kingdom, is forthcoming from Barometric Pressures.

His wife and two stepdaughters are endless sources of delight and inspiration.

 Jnana's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below.

Origami Micro-chapbook

Selected Poem(s)

Waves Rolling Too

Cover Photo: Marconi Beach, Cape Cod
By Sven Oltedale Photography


all the water in our cells
senses kinship
yet fears drowning
in the night
or winter
the tides of our souls
each one of us, 60 trillion cells
each one, with this tension
Jnana Hodson © 2013


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