Emily Isaacson is an incredibly strong-willed woman and poet, dedicated to her cause, and gifted in rallying others to change in the areas of literature, art and medicine. She poignantly appoints her gifts as modern contemplatives to a nation in need of reviving. They together assure that love is the common force of humanity, and imply that change and renaissance must begin within the human spirit. The nature of uprising in search of freedom of democracy should not stem from anarchy of the soul but from the desire for the spiritual life: peace and peace at all costs.
Emily’s triangular passion for both myth, art, and liturgy have produced poetry with spectacular bent toward cultivating wisdom in the hearts of youth, producing the mind of contemplation, and the giftings of compassion and empathy. Her training in restorative justice and non-violence have led her to deeply consider and value the words of each person that shares with her, particularly in the exercise of the circle, circle keeping, and the “talking piece” which gives the bearer permission to speak. It is with this permission that she shares her poetry, deeply heartfelt and telling of a spiritual journey she has embarked upon without fear of the unknown.
Emily’s journey into the Divine is marked by her use of words, and lack of words where no words are possible. In this she achieves silence throughout, the ability to quiet the soul in anticipation to receive from a higher source. Where we are in need of someone to take us by the hand into the realm of understanding, this she does with mirror-like tranquility and a serenity purchased from nature at great cost. Her praise and painting of the natural world vow a deep solitude found only where modern society has left no footprint. She reverts to the postmodern understanding of life through characterization and a humble relinquishment of convenience for a deeper glance and resonant line from the one whose approval she seeks most. Emily is most in her genre when composing for an audience of one, and thus she pleases the singular reader.
Emily approaches the field of literature from the perspective of botanist, scientist and artist, in fact photographer. Her captures portray the species of the human race in its most natural surroundings. Her understanding of behavior and emotion stem from her studies in nutrition and psychology, and she rises above the rest with her characterizations of the indominable human spirit amid adversity and persecution. She is a martyr’s dream, with the portrayal of life’s greatest reward for those who are most hard-pressed and overcome.