Special Event

Poetry for Joy and Healing with Norman Rosenthal Online Event

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.

Turning to art for hope and inspiration is a basic human instinct. But there’s something special about poetry – its rhythms and cadences, its portability and easy memorization – that makes it perfect for those seeking joy, or consolation, or even psychological healing. In his new book Poetry Rx, bestselling author and psychiatrist Norman Rosenthal uses poetry as a lens to gaze into the parallel processes of mind and brain. Rosenthal, the first psychiatrist to describe seasonal affective disorder and pioneer light in its treatment, says poetry has real power to inspire and heal.

Do you have a favorite poem you turn to in times of trial? Email it to us at programs@planetwordmuseum.org, or come ready to share a copy during the live program.

Dr. Rosenthal’s book Poetry Rx: How Fifty Inspiring Poems can Heal and Bring Joy to your Life is available at bookshop.org.