Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 221–228 | Cite as

Poetry as a Healing Force in Later Adulthood: The Case of Nezahualcoyotl

  • Martin Wasserman


This paper investigates how Nezahualcoyotl, a fifteenth century Aztec poet used writing as a healing force in his later adult years. The author concludes that the poetry served as a therapeutic resource for Nezahualcoyotl to resolve a crisis of despair.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Wasserman
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  1. 1.Adirondock Community CollegeState University of New YorkGlens FallsUSA

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