. . . This moment of surprising yourself with your own words
[. . .] is at the heart of poetry as healer.
Surprise is a kind of revelation,
resurrection and rebirth — a creative, joyful,
luminous, physical experience of being disinterred from limitation.*
~ John Fox, Poetry Therapist__________________________
* John Fox, Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making (New York: Putnam, 1997), p. 3. Fox also is the author of Finding What You Didn't Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity Through Poem-Making (Tarcher, 1995).
Creative "Righting" Center (Brooklyn, New York)
The National Association for Poetry Therapy (Port Washington, New York)