Brief focused poetry therapy in the medical hospital

  • Alison Johnson
  • Journal of Poetry Therapy, November 2016, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/08893675.2016.1256465

Poetry Therapy in the medical hospital

What is it about?

A well selected poem opens up the conversation with a therapist for people in the hospital. Lovely case examples included.


Dr Alison Johnson
Hennepin County

Poetry helps people let their guard down and talk about how they feel, even when the emotions are unpleasant. This article describes my work as a poetry therapist with people in the hospital.

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