Powerful and exciting, Poetic Medicine illustrates 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.Powerful and exciting, Poetic Medicine illustrates 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 in Poetic Medicine, readers can start now to make their own poems while addressing, acknowledging, accepting, and taking charge of their lives....
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Poetic Medicine Reviews
Art heals. Poetry is art. Poetry heals. This is John Fox's companion piece to "Finding What You Didn't Lose" and well worth working through. It not only helps people delve into the places where they can heal, it helps those who work in healing professions to use poetry-writing as a guide for their clients.The book gives small successful steps to writing and frequent examples. I teach poetry as a way to growth as well as a way to concise writing. Both are supported in the book. A flexible, intelligent book that doesn't pander to the lowest common denominator, this is a solid poetry writing book for the soul, whether troubled or not.
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.) Fox has a somewhat more liberal view of things than I do, but he has really helped me find my poetic voice over the years.
Such a wonderful book on the healing powers of poetry. YES! Loved it! I learned so much about following my heart into the words. As a novice poet I so appreciated this life affirming book.
This book starts out a bit too woo-woo for my taste, but I'm glad I stuck with it. My favorite part was towards the end in his chapter "Poems of witness in a conflicted world."
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.