Praise for The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America (Doubleday 1994)

Heart Aroused

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"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 sradically and fruitfully reimagine the workplace."

Thomas Moore, author of
The Care of the Soul and Soul Mates


"The unique contribution of this book is the way it eases us into the dark and unmanageable side of the workplace. David Whyte makes the dive into the waters of the soul attractive and delectable. What a fine seduction."

- Peter Block, author of
Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest


"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. An arousing read for mind, heart, and soul."

- 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 (their own and the corporation's) and, literally, water their souls with it. The result is a very well-written book that can truly heal."

- Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., author of
Women Who Run With the Wolves and The Gift of Story