DAVID WHYTE grew up among the hills and valleys of Yorkshire, England. He is one of the few poets to take his perspectives on creativity into the field of corporate development, educating workers of many American and international companies about how to foster qualities of courage and engagement in their careers. In addition to four volumes of poetry, he has published an audiocassette lecture series and an album of poetry and music. His latest book is Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as Pilgrimage of Identity. He lives with his family in the Pacific Northwest.
"The Heart Aroused is truly extraordinary. It brings a
poet's ever-deepening imagination to the world of business and
work. It steadies us, gives us grounding, and offers profound
images for locating our work deep in the soul. The very style of
the book presents a new dimension of language and reflection, with
a contemplative tempo, that could help us radically and fruitfully
reimagine the workplace."
-Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Soul Mates "David Whyte's images resonate to the core. As a poet who has taken his work into the corporate world, he pioneers a vision that is at once practical and illuminating."
-Marion Woodman, Jungian analyst and author of Leaving My Father's House "With this insightful book, David Whyte offers people in corporate life an opportunity to reach into the forgotten and ignored creative life... and literally water their souls with it. The result is a... book that can truly heal."
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., author of Women Who Run with the Wolves