Finding What You Didn't Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity Through Poem-Making

Finding What You Didn't Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity Through Poem-Making

by John Fox

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874778090
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1995
Series: Inner Workbook Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Return to the Most Human
The Need for Poem-Making in Our Lives

2. Leaving the Roots on Your Writing
Revealing Yourself in Your Poems

3. Gold in the Attic
Reconnecting with Your Natural Creativity

4. Language as Play
Experimenting with the Delights of Language

5. The Brain Is Just the Weight of God
Metaphor and Other Tools of Poem-Making

6. Keep in the Heart the Journal
Making Poems from Your Journal Entries

7. The Poetry Writing Circle
Creating a Community of Poem-Makers

8. The Healing Pulse of Poetry
Breaking Through Your Pain with Words

9. Eternity in an Hour
Expressing the Sacred Through Poetry

Suggested Reading
Resources
Bibliography
Copyrights and Permissions
Index

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