Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 33–39 | Cite as

The Use of Poetry in Identifying and Coping with the Emotional Tasks of Moving

  • Cynthia Blomquist Gustavson


This narrative perspective explores the author’s use of poetry as therapy to cope with the numerous geographical moves she has made in her adult life. She identifies six tasks involved in moving from one home and community to another, and cites examples of poetry written during each of those transitions.


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthia Blomquist Gustavson
    • 1
  1. 1.Children’s CenterLSU Medical CenterShreveportUSA

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