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Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 81–90 | Cite as

Using Poetry, Fiction, and Essays to Help People Face Shattered Dreams

  • Ted Bowman
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Abstract

Loss of dreams refers to experiences we have which don’t match our expectations of the way life is supposed to be. It is a special kind of grief. Poetry Therapists/Bibliotherapists can be especially resourceful in aiding people in grieving loss of dreams because of the abundance of material found in poetry, fiction, and essays, in contrast to its scant attention in the grief and family literatures. This article provides a framework and suggests tools for assisting work on this special kind of grief.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ted Bowman
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  1. 1.St. PaulUSA

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