Alissa Lukara is the author of the memoir, Riding Grace: A Triumph of the Soul (Silver Light Publications, Ashland, Oregon, 2007), and the poetry chapbook, Sacred Motion (Sacred Motion Publishing, Ashland, Oregon, 2007). A widely published writer, writing coach and developmental editor, she offers, "Transformational Writers: Writing Books That Transform Lives" workshops and retreats for fiction and nonfiction writers and poets online at Transformationalwriters.com and in Ashland, Oregon, where she lives. For 11 years, she also created and edited Lifechallenges.org, an 800 page, nonprofit website of inspirational writings and stories that helped millions in 110 countries transform adversity.
Recognizing the need for poetry in our lives, the Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) is a comprehensive digital archive of poetry readings that will complement existing print collections of poetry across the state.
"We each carry lines of poetry with us. Words that others have written float back to us and stay with us, indelibly. We clutch these "life lines" like totems, repeat them as mantras, and summon them for comfort and laughter."
-Academy of American Poets