The Nation Association of Poetry Therapy Conference

Some of the NAPT conference attendees
Happy Poetry Therapists and Friends
(L. to R. Barbara Kreisberg, Nick Mazza, Jack Rossiter-Munley, Charlie Rossiter, Alma Rolfs, Mimi Lockard, Geri Chavis, Perie Longo and Robert Carroll, in front of the sedan they all rode back to the conference hotel in after dining in Miami's Little Havana.
In the Spring of 2003, the National Association for Poetry Therapy held its annual conference in Miami, Florida. An open mic, MC'ed by poetrypoetry's Charlie Rossiter, was part of the conference activities. We've recorded the entire two hours of poetry read by poetry therapists from around the U.S. and the globe and present it here for your listening pleasure.

It is also a special pleasure to present the poetry of the students from the Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts and Social Justice (cuts 7-12).

 

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1. Charlie Rossiter Introduction
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2. Cathy Callahan Letter from Tet
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3. Diane Hovey The Fog Following the Accident
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4. Peggy Heller Stroke
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5. Susan R. Furness Thin Skinned
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6. Diane Allerdyce Introducing the Students of "Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts and Social Justice"
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7. Junior No One Can Feel My Pain When My Eyes Light Up with Flame
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8. Ms. Joseph Mad
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9. Keith Vietnam
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10. Joanna Politicians
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11. Joanne Bad Thoughts
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12. Rickie My Life Is My Poem
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13. Diane Allerdyce Napoule
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14. Scott Youmans Symbol of Office
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15. Cathy Brown-Favrot Nicole
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16. Kay Adams Sausalito
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17. Richard P. Brown Reflections on the Death of My Father after 23 Years
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18. Normandi Ellis Prayer in the Face of War
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19. Molly Ellowis My Father's Siblings
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20. Pamela The Intern Ponders Peace
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21. Mary Willett Hughes Mother, Where Have You Gone?
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22. Helena Gondry The Battle of Droop Mountain
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23. Gina Campbell Preparation for Meditation
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24. John Clark Joshua, 1966
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25. Estella Delgado My Mother's Gift
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26. Kate Levitt The Ballerina
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27. Iris Lewellen Engel While Walking
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28. Georgette James Old Lady Pain
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29. John Fox The Marrow of Who I Am
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30. Perie Longo The Widow Thinks about Eyeglasses
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31. Alma Rolfs Hiking with Mary
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32. Barbara Bathia Little Girl Lost
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33. Rob Merit Garden Language
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34. Linda Joy Meyers The House of Memory
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35. Peter Anderson Sitting on the Dryers...
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36. Nick Jones The Release of Stars
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37. Derry Untitled
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38. Kathleen Nesbitt The Only Thing I Ever Really Wanted
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39. Vicki West Adam's Apple
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40. Amy Baez Sick Day
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41. Jonathan Rose War Stories
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42. Deborah Grayson Hunger
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43. Robert Carroll This Much
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44. Charlie Rossiter Reading "Snake Black" Solo While Listening to Haydn
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45. Junior Ain't No Difference
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46. Ms. Joseph Depression
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