Chrysalis: The Journal of Transformative Language Arts

Chrysalis is an online, peer reviewed, international journal dedicated to the publication of research and reflection pertaining to Transformative Language Arts. It is a resource for those who are currently studying or practicing TLA and for those interested in the power of the spoken, written, and sung word to engender personal and/or communal change.

Transformative Language Arts is larger than you think. Practitioners include, but are not limited to, singer/songwriters, novelists and poets, spoken word artists, workshop facilitators, actors, graffiti artists, bloggers, community organizers, teachers, therapists, nurses, and the list continues ad infinitum. If you believe in the power of the word to make fundamental, lasting change, then you are a part of the TLA community. Welcome!

Accepted January 1 to April 1, 2016

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Vol 1, No 3 (2016)

Full Issue

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Table of Contents

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editors Letter PDF
Amber Chelynne Ellis 1-7

Theory: TLA Article

A Conversation on Right Livelihood and Transformative Language Arts with Laura Packer and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg Conversation PDF
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg 8-23
The Transformational Power of the Lyric Poem Power PDF
Lisa Chilen McIvor 24-41

Narratives: TLA in the Community

Let the river take me: Learnings from facilitating an at-risk group River PDF
Joanna Tebbs Young 42-51
Writing Grief:A Writing Workshop Within A Hospice Bereavement Program Grief PDF
Vicki C. Mayk 52-61

Creative Products: TLA Process Exposed

from Wishing for Repose and the Beauty of Things wishing PDF
Timothy Michael Johnson, Mathew Gray 62-70
"Turning" - Looking Out and Looking In Turning PDF
Barb Asen 71-77
Dragon: Archetypal "Smoke and Mirrors" Dragon PDF
Susan Ann Shepler 78-86
"The Mourning After" Rape Culture in Poetry and Perspective Mourning PDF
Melissa Rose Kusiolek 87-94
A Taste of "Fillet of Soul with a Dark Night Glaze" fillet PDF
Reggie Marra 95-109
Coping Through Connections: Faith, Rationality, and Poetry Coping PDF
Roy J Beckemeyer`` 110-114
“When the Dying Has Begun”: Death, Grief and Poetry Dying PDF
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg 115-127

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Chrysalis is a project of the Transformative Language Arts Network.