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"Join Heller on her quest to help save the world, one poet at a time."
-- from the foreword by Susan G. Wooldridge
Write a Poem, Save Your Life helps writers of all ages and experience levels navigate their way through all aspects of life. With writing prompts, tools, encouragement, and moving student examples, Meredith Heller gently guides us in the art of using poetry to figure out who we are and what matters to us and to heal the deeper issues many of us face, such as depression, addiction, health and body image issues, low self-esteem, trauma, gender and sexual identity issues, and home and family problems. Along the way, we learn that writing poems helps us believe in ourselves, make positive life choices, and find direction, purpose, and meaning.
About the Author
Meredith Heller is a poet, singer-songwriter, educator, and the author of three poetry collections. A California Poet in the Schools, she leads workshops in schools and juvenile detention centers and online. Heller is also an avid nature woman and hiker, who lives with a gentle footprint in a tiny cottage in Marin County, California. Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge is the author of poemcrazy. She conducts writing workshops privately, through Poets & Writers, Inc., and with the California Poets in the Schools program. She lives in Chico, California.