Perceptions of Being with poet Martina Reisz Newberry

A reading of the poem “Subsequence” from Blues for French Roast with Chicory. We discuss the suffix “ess”, ageism and creativity and how it affects the perceptions of being. Cultural perceptions on age and value are explored.

Martina Reisz Newberry has been writing for 60 years. A passionate lover of Los Angeles, she currently lives there with her husband, Brian Newberry, a Media Creative.

Martina Reisz Newberry’s most recent book is BLUES FOR FRENCH ROAST WITH CHICORY, (Deerbrook Editions). She is also the author of NEVER COMPLETELY AWAKE, (May 2017, Deerbrook Editions). WHERE IT GOES (Deerbrook Editions). LEARNING BY ROTE (Deerbrook Editions) and RUNNING LIKE A WOMAN WITH HER HAIR ON FIRE: Collected Poems (Red Hen Press) 

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Perceptions of Trauma with Dr. Nancy Hinman

In this episode, we discuss perceptions of trauma and how our beliefs affect our behavior and emotional state. Alternative practices are addressed for helping oneself.

Nancy Hinman, Ph.D., LMFT is a doctor in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Psychotherapy. She received her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology from Pacific Graduate Institute and received her MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Her research interest is in the importance of the body reaction in psychotherapy and in facilitating the opening to one’s personal depths; to unravel the defenses that have been unconsciously built to protect one’s essence from feeling. She encompasses various healing techniques to help unravel the unconscious knots that have tied up a client’s spirit.

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Poetic Resurrection Podcast is Live

Podcast cover

So excited to announce the PR Podcast went live yesterday.

Hello and welcome to the Poetic Resurrection podcast I’m your host Sonia Iris Lozada. In this podcast series, we will discuss various subjects about perceptions with little humor. It’s our way of having fun as we learn to ask self-reflecting questions. No particular belief systems are going to be addressed, just experiences, information, and quotes about perceptions. Tune In to our episodes where will have some guests and concepts covering different perceptions in various genres and mediums. Be it books, philosophy, psychology, music, film, and then we’ll end with a poem. A separate meditation will be recorded in conjunction with several podcast presentation.

Stay tuned and thank you for listening

Seasons Greetings

A poem for the holidays. Nicely stated.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882

The holiest of all holidays are those
    Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
    The secret anniversaries of the heart,
    When the full river of feeling overflows;—
The happy days unclouded to their close;
    The sudden joys that out of darkness start
    As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart
    Like swallows singing down each wind that blows!
White as the gleam of a receding sail,
    White as a cloud that floats and fades in air,
    White as the whitest lily on a stream,
These tender memories are;— a Fairy Tale
    Of some enchanted land we know not where,
    But lovely as a landscape in a dream.

Thanksgiving Blessings

There is always something to be thankful for

Thanksgiving is this week and I hear the hurt in others since it’s not safe to be with there families and loved ones. How many times have we actually dreaded Thanksgiving because we feel that it’s a day we have to be tolerant of our family and friends. The relative that states the wrong comment be it racial, religious, or political. Now it seems like we miss it. Even though family and friends can be sometimes trying, it is time to be in a familiar setting and share a meal together. After this pandemic, lets appreciate those gatherings, no matter how trying we feel they are because when it’s taken away it is highly missed.

Many blessings to you, family and friends.

As Halloween Approaches

A quick little poem for Halloween.

Halloween Night

Within the darkness of night
Leads the imagination of the unknown
It creeps when you’re not looking
The fear bestows – Nightmares!

Have a great holiday. Be safe and show loving kindness to all.

Many Blessings.


“Trust the wait, embrace the uncertainty, enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain. Anything is possible.” Mandy Hale

woman stuck in an hourglass, concept of being prisoners of time passing

As we go through these uncertain times. It’s bewildering to me when most of us agree with this statement, yet time restraints put by either someone else or ourselves to get normal life existence. Life isn’t normal right now. I see so many holding on to their perceptions and beliefs at any cost. This is a time to let go. It’s a time where we have permission to start new. So, with much love. Take a deep breath, breathe, let go, and be blessed.

My Perception in Book Sales

IMP ebook cover
Inspire Me: Perception

Like most writers, the passion is in writing and storytelling. The downside is if you’re trying to sell books you not only have to advertise but learn about sale algorithms. I’ve spent the entire day learning (I do enjoy learning), changing keywords and categories in order to be the most transparent with what is the content in my books. Yes, they’re poetry but there are so many categories in poetry. Researching keywords took the longest but I got my keywords. I also took an ad out on Amazon (first time) for my book Inspire Me: Perception. I’ll check back in a month (that’s when the ad ends) and let you know how that went. In the meantime, be safe, show love, and many blessings.

Strange Times

Looking beyond today
Looking to the future – cover from Inspire Me: Perception

As a poet, I’ve had so many ideas for stories and poems. Writing with pen and paper seems to work to alleviate some stress of the changing world. Transferring them to the computer and editing is something I haven’t had the energy to do. I have felt a change was long overdue, but the insecurity and unknowingness are alarming. I’ve been watching less and less news. So much anger, depression, and mistreatment of our fellow man that it’s numbing because it’s overwhelming. I wish I had an answer to ease other’s pain. I have to learn to ease my own, to move forward.

May you be blessed, be safe and be kind. Much love! Sonia