Writing guide and speaker
Roger Housden is the author of 23 books that use poetry, art, and travel as doorways for personal revelation. His work includes the best-selling Ten Poems to Change Your Life series, which now consists of eight volumes since Ten Poems for Difficult Times appeared in March 2018 with New World Library. His book Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have was published by New World Library in September 2016.
His work has been featured frequently in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
He has led contemplative journeys in the Sahara Desert, India, Provence, Assisi (Italy), and the United States. His book Sacred Journeys in a Modern World recounts his own travels to sacred sites in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and America. Roger lived most of his life in Bath, England, before moving to the Bay Area in 1998.
He uses writing as a teaching tool for personal exploration and reflection, and runs regular courses in the Bay Area and beyond.