Formal techniques aren't overlooked in a title which encourages self-expression through poetry; but neither are they touted as the sole vehicle for literary pursuit. The idea here is that writing can offer psychological healing: use this guide to master imagery, metaphor, rhythm and poetic elements, then create some strong, meaningful works. -- Midwest Book Review
About the Author
John Fox, CPT, is a poet, certified poetry therapist, and a lecturer in the Graduate School of Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. He is the author of two volumes of poetry, My Hand Touches the Sea and When Jewels Sing (audio tape). John also teaches in the California Poets in the Schools Program. He serves as a vice president on the executive board of the National Association of Poetry Therapy and is a recipient of NAPT's Distinguished Service Award.