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International Academy for Poetry Therapy The International Academy for Poetry Therapy is a credentialing organization training Poetry Therapy Practitioners (PTP). The iaPOETRY is committed to maintaining quality standards while providing training under highly qualified mentors. The iaPOETRY trainees are from all over the world: Japan to Mexico, from Wales to New Zealand, learning the healing benefits of poetry therapy and bibliotherapy. Find out more about how you can start training.

10 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

A Letter Writing Project

Jackie Costello (PTP Trainee) did a fabulous workshop on Letter Writing of Japanese women (mostly court women) during ACTIONWEEK 2014. As a result, there is an increased awareness and activity of writing letters renewed for those who were part of that workshop. My own goal is to send a card/letter each week. You might wish [...]

02 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Sketchbook Project: ACTIONWEEK 2012

Please enjoy writings here which were created during Actionweek 2012, a 10-day intensive training opportunity held in Manhattan, NYC. And remember, yes, you can come too!

26 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

ActionWeek 2013 – Poetry as a Map

Join us in New York from July 20-28 for a writing retreat that is soothing, while you learn about poetry therapy. Come to gain hours for your poetry therapy practitioner training. Come to be part of this wonderful circle of kindred spirits. We learn and share and write and laugh and creatively express ourselves. See [...]

10 November 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Poesía Andariega

Poesia Andariega or “Wandering Poetry” is a project by Alejandra Monroy (PTP) in Cancun, Mexico. Through this project, 50 poems will be posted in city buses in Cancun. Here’s one of the poems below. Read all 50 poems on this site. Todo es hermoso y constante, todo es música y razón, y todo, como el [...]

11 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Upcoming courses

Three Pods (3 Instructors, 3 Weeks Each, 3 Topics) will begin January 2013. Space is limited so sign-up soon. Find out more about this course.

11 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments


When you decide to train as to become a Poetry Therapy Practitioner, you are welcomed into a community of healers and mentors. You are guided to learn how to facilitate poetry therapy, and as you learn to transform lives of others through the power of poetry therapy, you too find that you are transformed.