Spawned in the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy, this reflective collection contains works by many authors who, in expressing their sorrows, discover hidden reservoirs of strength, and show us what they hold dear.

From the press release at

The National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT) has just published an anthology of poetry, Giving Sorrow Words: Poems of Strength and Solace. The anthology is a collection of poetic resources that might be helpful for anyone dealing with grief, loss, or tragedy of any sort. Following the poems, a guide for individuals and helping professionals provides an explanation of how reading, discussing, and writing poetry can be beneficial for healing and personal growth. The book concludes with brief commentary and writing activities tied to each individual poem in the collection. There is no charge for the book. Postage costs (U.S.) are $2 for the first book, $1 for each additional book (maximum $25, double for international postage, payable in U.S. funds only) and may be paid by telephone or by check to NAPT. Helping professionals, educators, and others who desire multiple copies for therapeutic or educational group use may submit a request on letterhead with the number of books requested. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR POETRY THERAPY NAPT, 733 15th Street NW, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005

Tel: 202.966.2563. E-mail: Web site:

Click on the [ Stream ] or [ Download ] links to listen to what Charlie has to say about Giving Sorrow Words. Also, in a first for, Charlie has a created a workshop linked to the theme of Giving Sorrow Words.