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From therapy to poetry and back again: One writer's journey

Quinlan, Kathleen M. (2013) From therapy to poetry and back again: One writer's journey. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 26 (2). pp. 115-125. ISSN 0889-3675. E-ISSN 1567-2344. (doi:10.1080/08893675.2013.794537) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This reflective piece suggests three phases from therapeutic writing to full-fledged poetry to an audience's reading and discussion, illustrated with specific examples and commentary. The author, a social scientist, an adult educator and a published poet, begins with the role of writing in her own processing of the painful experience of a family member's severe mental illness and suicide, showing us her earliest therapeutic writing. She then illuminates a second phase, in which she gives us an inside look at the rewriting process that led to two poems suitable for public display. She considers how the resulting poems might be used for both therapeutic and educational purposes, offering discussion prompts and questions related to the poems.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/08893675.2013.794537
Uncontrolled keywords: Bibliotherapy, domestic violence, mental illness, poetry therapy, suicide therapeutic writing
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Kathleen M Quinlan
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 10:59 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60287 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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