Year: 1992 Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, v.19, no.1, (1992), p.47-52 SIEC No: 19920664

The authors explore the value having clients use their own poetry as a means of working through psychological conflicts & distress by considering the life of the poet Anne Sexton, who completed suicide at the age of 45. Topics discussed include Sexton’s poetry, analogies to cognitive therapy, & similarities between the creative process & psychotic thinking. They argue for the usefulness of poetry therapy for individuals in suicidal distress. (18 refs.)