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The Power of Words (TO The Best of Our Knowledge, 001112) Audio, Cassette – January 1, 2001

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin (2001)
  • ASIN: B0033ZQ5BM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,347,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the Poet Laureate of Kansas and the author or editor of 14 books. She founded Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College (where she teaches), a master's degree in using writing, storytelling, performance, singing and other words of language aloud or on the page for community building, personal transformation, culture shift and more. A long-time community writing workshop facilitator for many populations, she also leads Brave Voice ( writing and singing retreats with rhythm and blues singer Kelley Hunt, co-writes songs and performs collaboratively with Hunt. Her books encompass many genres: four collections of poetry, several anthologies of poetry and prose, an ecological memoir on cancer and community, a beloved writing guide for teens, and other works. Caryn makes her home just south of Lawrence, Kansas where the deer and no antelope (but many turkey) roam. Check out her blog about the writing life on the prairie:

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By nettie reynolds on August 13, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book should be on every writer, storyteller, performing artist's shelf as well as serving as a guide to energize the growing movement in community toward energizing the arts and performance arena. We need books like this, now more than ever.

This book is absolutely transformative. Read it and you will see how remarkable the opportunity is to engage one's self and one's community in healing, identifying and promoting the spoken, written and sung word.

The book was produced by a remarkable network of individuals at TLA Network. TLA Network is a gathering place, a healing ground, a place of greater vision and wider perspective that supports individuals and organizations in promoting all forms of the spoken, written and sung word as a tool for personal and community transformation.

As a longtime writer and journalist, I cannot endorse this book highly enough. Every single non-profit arts based group should have a copy of it as they identify how best to support themselves and the community in continuing the transformation of our society.

The book has some powerful similarities to Steven Pressfield's "The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles", in that it challenges you to find the place for you to tell your story and make it happen.

The essays in The Power of Words are an amazing and powerful collective of writers and performers who share their secrets with the reader.
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