Rosemarie Dombrowski, Ph.D: "Therapeutic Poetry: Writing Through Trauma"
6-7:30PM TUESDAYS, MAY 12 AND 19

This workshop will be hosted online as part of our virtual event series.

From the host: “In week one of this two-part workshop, we’ll examine the connection between poetry and medicine from the ancient world to the contemporary, discuss the benefits of writing poetry per studies published in leading medical journals, and read and discuss poetry born out of trauma (from both the patient’s and the practitioner’s perspective). In week two, we’ll share and discuss our poems—work resulting from a take-home exercise designed to help us identify, articulate, and process pain and trauma from our past (and/or present). A list of online resources and additional prompts will also be provided.”

For information about participating in our virtual workshops, please see our FAQ page.

  • Cost: $40 per person, for two sessions.
  • Register below.
  • Please bring paper and pen or an electronic device to write on.
  • Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.

Rosemarie Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, Arizona. She’s the recipient of five Pushcart Prize nominations, an Arts Hero Award, a Women and Philanthropy grant, and a fellowship from the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. The founding editor of rinky dink press and The Revolution (Relaunch), she’s published three collections of poetry, including The Cleavage Planes of Southwest Minerals (A Love Story). She teaches courses on women’s literature, medical poetry, and journal curation/editing at Arizona State University’s downtown Phoenix campus. www.rdpoet.com