Two International anthologies of poetry, art, essays short stories and photos.

The Book of Hope contains poetry and B&W photos.

The World Healing Book contains poetry, art, essays short stories and photos, printed in full color.

Number of participants are around 187 for both books. Number of works accepted: ca. 230 poems, short stories and essays. 30 artworks and photos. If the works are originally written in the authors language then they will be printed both in that language and English, side by side.

Countries taking part:
Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tibet, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, USA & Wales.

Goals & hope
When the idea for creating these books was born, I really wanted to reach to poets and artists, spiritual leaders, and voices of as much diversity as possible to reach in a short period of time. I feel that goal has been reached. The youngest participant is a 12 year old boy from Russia and the oldest is 82. Two classes in digital media from the University of the Philippines made artwork specially for the books. We have some amazing people taking part in this, of all different ages and backgrounds. Established voices and new voices. People from around the world have lent their views and visions to create hope and healing and work for peace.

Many of the people taking part have been active in creating a dialogue among nations through poetry for a long time. I feel that this project has all the potential to reach to people and to help in the healing process we need to go through as human beings. I find it important to focus on hope and healing at times when the whole world is at the edge of a world war. I find it important that people are willing to work towards those goals and I honor and respect all the people that have taken part.

This is our gift to the world and as I have said to everyone taking part - this is not my project but ours - the people of the world. The main goal is to open a dialogue between nations and to sell enough copies so we can give some sustainable amount of money to UNICEF.

All in all we are creating a platform for openness and tolerance.