Richard Wehrman | Poetry

Creating poetic connection to Soul, Presence, and Awareness of the World

An award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and poet, Richard lives in rural Upstate New York. He is an artist who found his way to poetry through the language and heart teachings of two 13th and 14th-century Persian poets. Richard writes primarily to explore the inner qualities of the Heart, as known through the multiple Perennial philosophies, and as expressed through both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. His works explore the spiritual and psychological aspects of living an embodied life. His influences have ranged from Rumi, Hafiz, and ibn 'Arabi to Mary Oliver, Franz Wright, William Stafford and W.S. Merwin.

Recently Published:


This new volume of poems examines in a personal and intimate manner the perennial issues of what it means to be alive, to be an aware and conscious being, and how one confronts that awareness within one’s history, with sympathy, exploration, and loving-kindness.
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A journey into the imaginative heart of True Nature.
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The Poetry of Richard Wehrman.
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Pithy one-on-one dialogues, co-authored with Death Himself.
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The Heart of the world is the world without, within…

Merlinwood Books
PO Box 146
East Bloomfield NY 14443
Merlinwood Books publishes Richard Wehrman's poetry and other writings, as well as other select works.
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