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Medicine Poetry: John Fox, Sean Lynch, and Elizabeth Gordon McKim

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Virtual Poetry Reading: Medicine Poetry – John Fox, Sean Lynch, Elizabeth Gordon McKim


Meeting ID: 845 3206 9956 – Passcode: 704102

John Fox, founder of The Institute for Poetic Medicine, began work with poetry & healing in 1981, he is the author of Finding What You Didn’t Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity Through Poem-Making and Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making. In 2012 he started a training program for people to learn the art and practice of poetry-as-healer.  His work has made a significant impact on professionals in medicine, psychology, education, pastoral care, Veterans, cancer support, hospice, drug and alcohol counseling, immigrant and refugee concerns and elder care.  John taught poetry therapy for many years within the Expressive Therapy Department at the California Institute for Integral Studies, The Institute for Transpersonal Psychology/Sofia University and within the Arts & Consciousness Department at John F. Kennedy University.

Sean Lynch, he/him, is a poet and editor who lives in South Philadelphia. His poems have appeared in journals including Hobart, Meow Meow Pow Pow, and Drunk Monkeys. He’s on the editorial board of Moonstone Arts Center and serves as the Program Director of the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association. His Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor of choice is Citalopram.

Elizabeth Gordon McKim’s latest book is Lovers In The Free Fall. The Jazz Poet of Lynn and poet laureate of the European School, she offers the reader rich and diverse forms and shapes. Spoken word artist, editor, and teacher, she is the author of eight collections of poetry, and one teaching guide Beyond Words co-authored with Judith Steinbergh poet laureate of Brookline. McKim is a pioneer member of the Arts Institute for Expressive Therapy at Lesley University since 1974 under the direction of Shaun McNiff.  She has read and performed her poetry in countless venues, locally and abroad. She loves to work improvisationally with musicians, dancers, visual artists, and she teaches from a multi-arts trans-cultural perspective.

Aaren Perry, Host – Open Reading Follows


Moonstone Arts Center