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The Poem as Container: Using Poetic Forms to Write About Trauma with Beth Dulin

  • 02 Jun 2022
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom

Many writers are drawn to write about painful subjects. Writing can be therapeutic. But it’s often overwhelming to start and find a complimentary vehicle for writing about traumatic experiences. In this session, I will share insightful information I learned at this year’s AWP Conference on using poetic forms to write about trauma. Attendees will have the opportunity to write and share their own poems about trauma and PTSD. This session is in recognition of PTSD Awareness Month (June 2022).
    This session is brought to you through a community partnership which includes Eastern Shore Writers Association, Tish Fine Art Plus, Kent County Public Library, The Bookplate, and Kent Cultural Alliance.

Please note: This session is open to attendees 18 and over. We will be reading and sharing poetry about traumatic experiences and PTSD that may include mature content.


Beth Dulin lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is a graduate of The New School’s Eugene Lang College. Her poems have appeared in The American Journal of Poetry, Atlanta Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and Yes, Poetry, among others, and are forthcoming in Gargoyle. Her poetry has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author and co-creator of Truce, a limited edition artists’ book, in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Visit her online:

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