Kim’s work is a unique and important means to help us
embody the word in a time when reality is
becoming more and more virtual.
Roger Housden

About Kim

ASUO8308Kim Rosen, M.F.A.,  has awakened listeners around the world to the power of 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 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 Kenya.  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.  In 2015 she founded the Safe House Education (SHE) College Fund to give Maasai girls who are courageously changing the world an opportunity to go to college. 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,, 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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