Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making

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Penguin Putnam Incorporated, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 303 pages
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Powerful and exciting,Poetic Medicineillustrates the unique role that poem-making can have in addressing the situations that lead us to renewal in our lives.

John Fox's book is designed for readers wanting to tap their creative energy in order to make a difference in the world, including educators, therapists, parents and their children, writers, couples, and the infirm. As the author demonstrates, we all possess the ability to write. This gift enables us to access unlimited spiritual resources that restore our genuine voices and meaning in our lives, while healing and creatively satisfying us.

Discussed are numerous stories of people from the author's workshops who exemplify how poetry has aided them I becoming more whole. Parents understand how to use poetry to foster their relationships with their children, recognizing magical bonds that they never knew existed; persons who are ill learn how to come to terms with their diseases; and those who feel helpless in the surrounding world discover the freedom to act and affect real change.

With the poetic tools, instruction, and accounts the author supplies inPoetic Medicine, readers can start now to make their own poems while addressing, acknowledging, accepting, and taking charge of their lives.

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User Review  - Lindy - Goodreads

Making writing poetry as a form of self-expression is a must in my life. This book gave me many more outlets to inspire and share the love of poetry. Read full review

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I've had this book for years and dip into it every once in awhile to encourage the muse. I finally decided to read it from cover to cover and enjoyed it all (even the parts I have read many times ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

John Fox, CPT, is a poet, certified poetry therapist, and a lecturer in the Graduate School of Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. He is the author of two volumes of poetry, My Hand Touches the Sea and When Jewels Sing (audio tape). John also teaches in the California Poets in the Schools Program. He serves as a vice president on the executive board of the National Association of Poetry Therapy and is a recipient of NAPT's Distinguished Service Award.

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