Politics & Prose Virtual Event | Poetry Rx


Politics and Prose, Virtual Book Signing (May 6th, 2021, Archived Recording)

“POETRY RX — How Poetry Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life”

Virtual Book Signing:

“POETRY RX — How Poetry Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life”

The David Lynch Foundation cordially invites you to “POETRY RX: How Poetry Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life” featuring world-renowned psychiatrist, Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. along with moderator Bob Roth.

WHEN: Thursday, May 6 • 7 pm (EDT) EVENT HAS PASSED

SPECIAL OFFER: 100% of the author’s book sale proceeds will go to the Resilient Warrior Program to help reduce the epidemic of suicides among U.S. military veterans. Politics & Prose in Washington, DC, is also offering a special 10% discount to book signing attendees.

To purchase and receive a copy signed by the author, please go to www.Politics-Prose.com and enter the coupon code [ SPECIAL10 ].

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Poems, I now realize, thanks to Dr. Rosenthal, can be a literary panacea for the pandemic.
- Jane Brody, Author & New York Times Columnist

Virtual Book Signing:

“POETRY RX — How Poetry Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life”

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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 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.

“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 publishes on May 4 during Mental Health Awareness Month, and on the cusp of National Poetry Month, which marks its 25th annual celebration in April.


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
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