my guests at Shivvetee,
Thank you very much for visiting Shivvetee!
I hope you find my work engaging and inspiring. I realize my
so easy to read. If literature is to rise above mere entertainment,
make demands on the reader. I hope the effort you put into reading
my poetry will be rewarded with new, enduring, and self-perpetuating
insights and energy.
This site is meant to be a gathering place where people can openly
and thoughtfully debate the merits of a wide range of literary topics.
To that end, I welcome your private comments and ideas. You can find
my contact information below. I look forward to more public discussions,
where we can also discuss work in progress, on my blog, at http://shivvetee.blogspot.com
The deepest measure of the value of art and literature extends beyond the knowledge,
ethics, and hope it transmits from generation to generation. When literary arts
are combined with book arts, the results can generate a sense of encounter with
the sacred. Holding such an object, you will feel the awe that rare and beautiful
things can engender. If you would like to consider commissioning me to produce
an illuminated manuscript for you, not a printed book but a unique and personalized
work of art, click here to learn about the
many options available to you, should you desire an object of enduring worth.
A note on the poetry files on this site: The Reading Rooms contain many files,
in Adobe’s “Acrobat” format. I have chosen to use this format,
rather than simple text for a number of reasons. Most importantly, it allows
me to maintain the extensive formatting, decorative details, and special fonts
that I have used to produce these manuscripts. The visual beauty of my poetry
is the first level of entry into the sacred space I am trying to create.
Another reason I have used the Acrobat format is to help protect my copyright
on this material. The files displayed on this site are read-only files. I believe
you will find they cannot be edited or printed. If you would like a version that
you can edit, copy from, and/or print, all you need to do is contact me. I will
gladly email you one free of charge. When you contact me, please include your
name and address. I assure you this information will not be used by me for any
kind of marketing or resale.
To email me use these addresses:
at shivvetee dot com
• manuscripts at shivvetee dot com
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spambots, the above addresses are not clickable. To email me, just
open your personal email
program and paste in the email addresses above. Replace “at” with
@ and “dot” with a period. Remove the spaces too!