Aline Soules

Meditation on Woman

By: Aline Soules

Meditation on Woman ($15 – Click to Purchase, ISBN: 978-1-937536-13-8, Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68114-176-3, LCCN: 2011945635, 6X9”, 80pp): “Deceptively quiet, these meditations are ferocious, deep, cathartic—pouring light on the dark places of the human condition while extracting humor out of the little ironies of daily life. Meditation on Woman is a beautiful book that will prove a sturdy companion for those who are prepared to dig below the surface.”

~~David Cole, Publisher, Bay Tree Publishing

“Aline Soules’ new chapbook, Meditation on Women explores women’s realities, dreams, and imaginary worlds. Her fifty-six eloquent prose poems are sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, and always creative. Treat yourself to this collection.”

~~B. Lynn Goodwin, Managing Editor, Writer Advice,; You Want Me to Do What? Journaling for Caregivers (Tate Publishing, 2008)

“Fifty-six meditations filtered through the lens of a woman–a dazzling feast from an original mind.”

~~Carol Smallwood, Compartments: Poems on Nature, Femininity and Other Realms (Anaphora Literary Press, 2011); Divining the Prime Meridian (BlazeVox, 2012).

“Discovering Aline Soules’s Meditation on Woman is like chancing upon a long-hidden, primal road map for exploring the profound mystery that is the female spirit. How awesome it is to be invited into the raw complexity of woman’s aspirations, failures, and triumphs. Every man who cares about a woman at any level of relationship will come away enriched and grateful.”

~~Alfred J. Garrotto, The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story (2011)

Aline Soules’ poetry and short fiction has appeared in journals, e-zines, and anthologies such as 100 Words, Literature of the Expanding Frontier, and Variations on the OrdinaryThe Size of the World was co-published with The Shape of the Heart by Plain View Press.  Poems from Evening Sun appeared in Kaleidowhirl, Reed, Shaking Like a Mountain, Houston Literary Review, et al. Prose poems from Meditation on Woman appeared in Tattoo Highway, Poetry Midwest, Long Story Short, Kenyon Review, et al.  Visit her blog at


Aline Soules did a blog radio show on 2/26/2015, with Renee Hand (“Stories from Unknown Authors” on BlogTalkRadio) was the interviewer: A review of Meditation on Woman was also posted at The Crypto-Capers Review: Interview with Aline Soules for Meditation of Woman.


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