Rebuilding Community Among Veterans and Military-Affiliated Families

ASU student veteran with joyful expression in outdoors northwoods setting

Vietnam veteran and poet Yusef Komunyakaa recently spoke about the healing power of poetry, claiming that we [poets] address the internal and external, and perhaps speaking of both terrains can almost make us whole.”

In this workshop we’ll discuss some of the reasons why poetry is a healing force, and we’ll experience its power by reading and discussing poems by veterans. The workshop will culminate with a reflective writing exercise and optional sharing.

The workshop leader is Rosemarie Dombrowski, poet laureate of Phoenix and principal lecturer in ASU's College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. Dombrowski is the founding director of Revisionary Arts, a nonprofit that facilitates therapeutic poetry workshops. She serves on the Narrative Medicine Advisory Board at UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and she teaches courses in the medical humanities at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.

Dombrowski is the granddaughter, daughter and half-sister of veterans as well as the single mother of a son with nonverbal autism.

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Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Stacey Eastwood, Coordinator
(602) 543-6911
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 1-2;30 p.m.
Changing Hands Bookstore

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