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Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.


Lyrical Therapy: Clinical and Nonclinical Applications of Poetry in Healthcare/Self-Care with Rosemarie Dombrowski

Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Location: 
Heritage, University Club (view map)
Type(s): 
Craft Talk, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Poetry, Social Practice, Therapeutic Practice
Tags: Therapy, Healing

About the Session

This session will explore the current applications of poetry in medical settings via the body of work produced by healthcare providers and patients. Additionally, we'll explore the value of poetic therapy‚ from its American inceptions to its modern-day appropriation by medical schools, clinical facilities, and holistic healing practitioners‚ as well as the methodologies available to anyone interested in self-care and healing. 

Meet the Presenter(s)

Picture of Rosemarie Dombrowski

Rosemarie Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, AZ, the founding editor of both rinky dink press and The Revolution (Relaunch), a creative revisioning of the weekly women’s rights newspaper founded by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1868. Her collections include The Book of Emergencies (2014), The Philosophy of Unclean Things (2017), and The Cleavage Planes of Southwest Minerals [A Love Story], winner of the 2017 Split Rock Review chapbook competition. She’s the recipient of a 2017 Arts Hero Award, the Carrie McCray Award in Nonfiction (2017), a fellowship from the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, five Pushcart nominations, and a Whiting Fellowship nomination (2019). Her poem, “Atypical” was named a finalist for the Brooklyn Poets Whitman Bicentennial Poetry Contest.