The Transformational Power of the Lyric Poem
This article explores the instrinsic transformational aspect of the lyric poem. This poetic form is one that naturally speaks the journey through grief and trauma, written as it most often is, in the first person, and with image and metaphor, embraces the liminal space, the bardos of human experience, the in-between place that rests between trauma and healing.
Transformation, Lyric Poetic Form, Liminal Space
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