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The Arts & Healing Podcast, a project of the Arts & Healing Network, includes over 35 interviews with artists and innovators who are using creativity for healing, transformation and social change. Although the Arts & Healing Network closed in 2015, the podcast remains online as a source of inspiration about the transformational power of creativity.

May 29, 2011

"When the inner and the outer are wedded, revelation occurs." - Hildegard of Bingen

Kim Rosen is the author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words.  Combining her devotion to poetry with her background as a spiritual teacher and therapist, Kim has touched listeners around the world with poetry's power to awaken, inspire, and heal.  She gives poetry concerts, lectures, and workshops in the U.S. and abroad.  You can learn more about her work at  You can also connect with her on the Saved by a Poem Facebook Page, and on Twitter at @savedbyapoem.

Some of the poems, poets, and books Kim mentions during the interview are:

  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath
  • David Whyte
  • Mary Oliver
  • Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God by Rainer Maria Rilke. Translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy
  • "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou
  • "Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye