John Fox is a poet and certified poetry therapist; Founder and President of The Institute for Poetic Medicine; author of Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making and Finding What You Didn't Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity Through Poem-Making . His work is featured in the PBS documentary, Healing Words: Poetry and Medicine. John has written numerous essays in a range of books on subjects of education, writing, medicine and healing. He most recently contributed the essay Poetry Therapy, Mindfulness and Creativity to Mindfulness and the Art Therapies: Theory and Practice published by Jessica Kingsley. His chapter Poetry’s Call: An Exploration of the Words Let and Letting appears in Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do: Stories of Living Divided No More edited and facilitated by Sally Z. Hare and Megan Leboutillier, published by Prose Press. He works throughout the United States in all kinds of settings and has taught in Ireland, England, Israel, Kuwait, Germany, South Korea and Canada. His work influences practitioners in Greece, Australia, Japan, Philippines, Lithuania and Peru. John is the past president of the National Association for Poetry Therapy 2003 – 2005. He lives in Mountain View, California.