Art by Matt Manley
"OPEN THE WINDOW
IN THE CENTER OF YOUR CHEST
AND LET SPIRIT FLY IN AND OUT"
I've just discovered a wonderful new collage artist named Matt Manley. As far as I know, he's only available through items produced by a company called "Brush Dance", which makes journals, address books and cards melding Manley's art with poetry by Rumi.
I first heard about this Medieval Persian poet and philosopher through a Loreena McKennitt CD. Lately, I have been seeing references to Rumi in a number of blogs. Also, I have lately been seeing a lot of references to Anais Nin. I've never read Nin but I knew that she wrote erotic literature.
I'd like to read more of their writings, but don't know where to begin. Can anyone recommend any of their works that I might find cheaply on amazon.com used books? (I'd prefer non-erotica by Nin if available.)
Thanks in advance for your help.