“Kim’s work is magic. Through the poetry she knows
so well, she makes Beauty herself walk and talk
and make you glad to be alive.”
Geneen Roth

About Kim

photo by Karen Moskowitz

Kim Rosen, M.F.A.,  has awakened listeners around the world to the power of the poetry to heal and transform individuals and communities. She is the author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words. Combining her devotion to poetry with her background in psychotherapy and spirituality, she offers lectures, workshops, retreats and Poetry Concerts in a variety of settings such as retreat centers, conferences, universities, professional trainings, churches, corporations, and hospices. She has delivered poems in a spectrum of settings from the crypt of Chartres Cathedral to the New Orleans Superdome to a Maasai Safe House in the Great Rift Valley. Rosen  In 2012, she founded the Poetry Depths Mystery School, a multi-dimensional immersion in the power of poetry to nourish and heal oneself and others.  Co-creator of four CDs of spoken poetry and music, Rosen has been on the faculty of the Omega Institute, Kripalu, Rowe Conference Center, Wisdom University and the International Pathwork Foundation.

Kim earned a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has been published in O Magazine, The Sun Magazine, Spirituality and Health Magazine, The Huffington Post, Feminist.com, HealYourLife.com and The Texas Review among others, and she was a recipient of the 2001 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry. She has appeared as a guest on Oprah Radio, New Dimensions Radio, TEDx Maui and CNN Radio Network, and other media.

As a facilitator of inner work for groups and individuals, Kim’s work is inspired by her training in Core Energetic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Drama Therapy, and Hands-on Healing as well as her personal immersion in the teachings of Gangaji and other non-dual teachers. She is a Pathwork Helper and a certified practitioner of the Breathwork and the Work of Byron Katie.

Kim’s CDs, Only Breath, The Fire and The Rose, Vesica (all with Jami Sieber), and Naked Waters (with Cathie Malach and Peter Kater), are innovative interweavings of spoken poetry and music. She was a consultant to Roger Housden in the writing of his popular books, Ten Poems to Open Your Heart (Harmony Books, 2002) and Ten Poems to Set You Free (Harmony Books, 2003).

Kim at TEDx MauiKim talking about poetry as medicine at TEDx Maui, 2013.
Photo by Jessica Pearl

Kim delivering poetry in the New Orleans Superdome at “V to the Tenth”, 2008
Photo by Paula Allen

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