Christians and Buddhists and Pagans, Oh My!

“Interfaith Relationship”  is one of those poems that begs the question, “Did this really happen?” For those of you who know that I’ve been dating a clergy person for the last several years, you may be picturing quite the domestic scene! However, I rarely write a purely autobiographical poem. In this poem, I was interested … Read more Christians and Buddhists and Pagans, Oh My!

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Make It Up with MakeupDecember 2, 2020 Haunting My FriendshipsNovember 4, 2020 OptionsOctober 7, 2020 Rituals for Meaning: Community Bliss or Groupthink Tyranny?September 2, 2020 Would You Like Some Tears with Your Terror? What Horror Narratives Gain from GriefAugust 5, 2020 The Problem with Infinity–Star Trek: Picard Grapples with Life’s MeaningJuly 1, 202 The Comfort … Read more Blog Posts

Eat Your Heart Out: True Love Ain’t for the Weak

There is a story of a saint in India named Mirabai, who lived in the 16th century. As a child, she saw a wedding procession outside her window and asked her mother who would be her bridegroom. Her mother humored the girl, pointing to a small statue of Krishna. “There is your husband! Gopala himself. … Read more Eat Your Heart Out: True Love Ain’t for the Weak


BOOKS Sister Nun is available on Amazon!Negative Capability Press, April 2016   Daughter, En Route (Chapbook)Dicey Books, May 2003 JOURNALS  “Woman at 40,” Valley Voices: A Literary Review, V21 N1, Spring 2021“Ode on ‘Ode on a Grecien Urn,’” Hobo Camp Review, Autumn 2020 (See also “Options”)“For All To See: A Playboy Christmas,” Valley Voices: A Literary Review, V20 … Read more Publications


“Tasha Yar At Her Best” by Shanti Weiland, published in Cahoodaloodaling, Issue 27: Joy Sticks, Fall 2018     “What’s in a Name: Picard Calls Lt. Barclay ‘Broccoli’” by Shanti Weiland, published in Valley Voices, V18, N1, Spring 2018 Women Poets: A Special Issue     “Church of Sister Nun” by Shanti Weiland, from Sister Nun     “Medusa’s Slumber … Read more Audio