About UNSPOKEN WORD
In this moving collection of 100 poems, Mitch Ditkoff touches on what it takes to be a conscious human being: reflection, wonder, appreciation, longing, open-heartedness, love and the full enjoyment of the present moment.
Mitch Ditkoff’s poems are striking and lyrical. His wide-range of poetic styles reflect the gentle romanticism of Rilke and Gibran and the wry wit of Billy Collins. Like Rumi and Hafiz, Mitch has the gift of distilling infinity into words that inspire you to feel its vastness within you.
About the Author
Born in 1947 and currently residing in Catskill, NY, Mitch Ditkoff is the author of four books of poetry and three books on storytelling, two of which are recipients of Axiom Book awards. A father of two and former Huffington Post writer, he is also the co-founder of three consulting companies dedicated to unleashing creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit: Idea Champions, Sage Catalysts and Face the Music. His favorite quote? “The world is an illusion, but you have to act as if it’s real.”
HEAR THE “UNSPOKEN WORD”
MAY I STAY
AFTER LISTENING TO YOU
HERE'S THE PROBLEM WITH READING RUMI
THIS FEELING INSIDE ME
|Aug 8||Poetry Workshop, Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring St, Catskill, NY, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.|
|Aug 19-24||Poetry readings and book signings, Minneapolis, MN. Events to be scheduled|
Poetry reading: Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring St, Catskill, NY, 7:00 p.m.
Poetry reading: Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring St, Catskill, NY, 10:00 a.m
|Oct 10||Poetry Workshop, Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring St, Catskill, NY, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.|
|Oct 22||Performance with Steve Gorn & Barbara Bash, ASK (Arts Society of Kingston), 5:00 p.m, 97 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401|
|Nov 14||Poetry Workshop, Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring St, Catskill, NY, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
NEWS AND VIEWS
Return to Home PageI wrote this book for the same reason flowers bloom. There is a force of nature within me that begs to be expressed. It’s as simple as that. It takes many shapes, this life-giving energy. It has many moods, many moves, many moons. On a good day, I...
Return to Home PageThere is a moment in everyone’s life when all the cards are on the table, all the chips, too — the moment of truth when the entire universe, it seems, is conspiring to call one’s attention to the choice we have every single day to let go of the past...
Return to Home PageUnless you’ve been in a coma this past year, you probably are already familiar with ChatGBT, an AI tool that is taking the world by storm. Curious to know what ChatGBT had to stay about my poetry, I asked it a series of probing questions yesterday —...