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The Freud Bar: Poetry - It Starts with a Name
Tue 10 November 2015, 19:30 – 21:45 GMT
British Psychoanalytic Association presents: The Freud Bar.
Cheryl Moskowitz will read from her own poetry, talk about the genesis of a poem and its origins in the very beginning of language, and how poetry can function as a therapeutic and analytic tool. She will discuss her work using poetry in various community settings (schools, prisons, day centres, hospitals, etc) and invite participants to join her in the making of a group poem.
About the speaker
Cheryl Moskowitz was born in Chicago and moved to the UK in 1970. She studied Developmental Psychology at Sussex University, trained in Dramatherapy (St Albans) and Psychodynamic Counselling (Highgate) and has worked as an actor, performance poet, therapist, writer and translator. She co-founded LAPIDUS, the Writing for Wellbeing organization, and taught on the Creative Writing and Personal Development MA at Sussex University from 1996-2010. She regularly runs writing projects in schools, prisons, hospices and other healthcare settings within the community. For the past academic year she has been Resident Poet at Highfield, a large multi-curltural primary school in North London. Her poetry has won prizes in the Bridport poetry competition (2010), Troubadour International Poetry Prize (2010), the International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine (2011), Kent and Sussex Poetry Prize (2013) and the Magma Editors Poetry Prize (2014). Publications include novel Wyoming Trail (Granta 1998), poetry for children Can it Be About Me? (Frances Lincoln 2012) and poetry collection The Girl is Smiling (Circle Time Press 2012).
'The poetic voice of Cheryl Moskowitz resonates with intimacy; it is tender, as well as vivid... subtle and quite particular. Her voice is uniquely clear - more universal than Jewish, more worldly than American...' (Jewish Chronicle 2012)
'Wyoming Trail attempts much more than most novels in its fearless plunge into the deep pool of family, and one surfaces at the end startled by the psychological veracity Moskowitz has achieved.' (The Observer 1998)
(No charge but please buy a drink or eat something)