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Tonight: 'POETRY RX' - Prairie Lights hosts virtual book signing for Dr Norman Rosenthal's new book on the healing power of poetry

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25 May 2021

Virtual Book Signing: The David Lynch Foundation and Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, USA cordially invite you to ''POETRY RX: How Poetry Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life' — a virtual book signing featuring world-renowned psychiatrist, Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., joined by Prairie Lights owner and poet Jan Weissmiller, along with moderator Bob Roth, DLF CEO.

TONIGHT — Tuesday, May 25
7 pm (US Central Time/CDT)

Zoom Registration:
Register in advance for this webinar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the event.

Special offer: 100% of the author's book sale proceeds will go to the David Lynch Foundation's Resilient Warrior Program to help reduce the epidemic of suicides among U.S. military veterans.

Overview: Imagine your therapist writing a prescription for ''Hope is the thing with feathers'' by Emily Dickinson or a Shakespeare sonnet or ''Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night'' by Dylan Thomas—before prescribing an anxiety medication.... Dr. Norman Rosenthal is that therapist!

World-renowned for his pioneering NIH (US National Institutes of Health) research on seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and for developing the light therapy intervention to treat it, Dr. Rosenthal's new book, Poetry Rx: How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life (G&D Media, May 4, 2021), delivers potent medicine—without side effects.

''As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has closed down in many ways, depriving us of joy, companionship, love and adventure,'' says Dr. Rosenthal. ''Against this backdrop of loss and hardship, we are seeking novel remedies, and poetry is a surprisingly powerful remedy, not just for the moment but for our entire life. Poetry can serve both as a balm and a vaccine for the soul.''

Poetry Rx in the news:

The New York Times — ''When the Doctor Prescribes Poetry'':
''Poems, I now realize, thanks to Dr. Rosenthal, can be a literary panacea for the pandemic.'' — Jane Brody, Author and New York Times Columnist

Philadelphia Inquirer
USA Today
— ''How Poetry Can Heal: A distinguished doctor discusses the power of the written word.''

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Advance praise for Poetry Rx:

''Poetry Rx is a great read, entertaining as it teaches. These are, after all, poems the doctor ordered. But what a doctor! And what poems!'' — Peter Sacks, Professor of English, Harvard

''Dr. Rosenthal, a renowned psychiatric researcher and clinician, has given us a gift with Poetry Rx. He takes us on a journey through the varieties of human experience and shows us specifically how poetry has the power to help us understand ourselves and to heal. The wonderful effect of Rosenthal's humanity and lucid analysis is to make us feel that our own experiences are universal and that we are not alone.''
— Richard A. Friedman, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Director of Psychopharmacology Clinic, Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Rosenthal's many books include two about Transcendental Meditation:
New York Times bestseller Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation
Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation.

Click here to learn more about Poetry Rx.

Copyright © 2021 Prairie Lights Books & David Lynch Foundation

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