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June 14th 2014:Poetry as Healer : An Interview with John Fox

There is a way in which poetry reaches down into our depths and places its finger on a healing touchstone. Something happens inside and we are changed. John Fox has devoted his life to the service of poetry as healer. He is the Founder and President of The Institute for Poetic Medicine (IPM). John works with educators, counselors and therapists, doctors, nurses and medical students, those in chaplaincy and pastoral care, cancer support, those in the field of substance abuse, hospice volunteers and staff. He brings “poetic medicine” to people who are living with cancer, who are grieving, child

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John Fox

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 ap
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