Ayin M. Adams, native New Yorker began writing poetry at age five and selling them on her street corner in Brooklyn for twenty-five cents. With much success, she quickly increased her sales to fifty cents as passerbys' enjoyed her work. Winner of the Pat Parker memorial poetry-prize and the Audre Lorde memorial prose-prize. Ayin has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines in the U.S. and U.K. Ayin released two poetry CD's: The Color Of Her Tears and The Woods Deep Inside Me also available in paperback. Ayin holds a Ph.D. in Metaphysics and believes that everyone has the wherewithal to surpass oneself in life by suiting up, showing up, and following through. She makes her home in Maui, Hawaii. You may visit her website at: www.ayinadams.com
Editing and working closely together with author Ayin Adams to give this book its final shape was a unique experience. Ayin allowed me to walk beside her through her fire. Line by line I became an accomplice of the pain and the passion, the joy and the hurt, the defeat and the triumph, the despair and the hope. Walking Through My Fire covers an important chapter in her life. It is a showcase of Ayin's determination with which she walked the long road from early childhood in Brooklyn New York, to slowly growing throughout all the passages of life into the mature, whole, strong, positive human being she is today. Ayin has created for herself, a future full of positive, spiritual strength surrounded by the healing beauty of Maui. Walking Through My Fire is a poetic manifesto of a journey through the past, arriving in the now and looking fearlessly forward into the veiled mystery of the future.
Chronologically this book could have been published before "The Woods Deep Inside Me," yet often among life's road, it is good to stop, look back, make peace with the years and the scars that lay behind and then move ahead. It takes guts to do that, and Ayin Adams has done just that. Readers who have been enchanted by the soul poetry of the first book will easily surrender to the emotional power of "Walking through my Fire".Beware, for it might feel as if a twister has hit you!
-Frieda Groffy: author of "The Universal Woman"