Public Speaker Kim Rosen with Speaking Matters, a speakers bureau

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Kim Rosen

Topics:

  • Wisdom and the Word: The Power of Language to Connect Us
  • Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words
  • Feeling Out Loud: Poetry as Peacemaker

Travels from: San Francisco, CA

Kim Rosen has awakened listeners around the world to the power of poetry to heal and transform individuals and communities. Author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words (Hay House, 2009), she travels the world teaching and learning how poetry can foster peacemaking within and around us. From runaway Maasai girls in Kenya who recite poems to educate their elders on the horrors of Female Genital Mutilation, to Sunnis and Shiites in Baghdad, who join poetic forces in the midst of explosions and clashes, Rosen has documented the power of poetry to melt the walls between cultures, creeds and generations.

Combining her devotion to poetry with her background as a spiritual teacher and therapist, Rosen weaves inspiration, story, poetry, and music in her lectures and workshops in a variety of settings, including concert halls, conferences, universities, professional trainings, churches, corporations, retreats, hospices and juvenile lock-down facilities. Co-creator of four CDs of spoken poetry and music, Rosen has been on the faculty of the Omega Institute, Wisdom University and the International Pathwork Foundation.

Rosen earned a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has been published in O Magazine, The Huffington Post, Central Park, The Dickens, Feminist.com, Eclipse and The Texas Review among others, and she was a recipient of the 2001 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry. She has appeared as a guest on New Dimensions Radio, CNN Radio Network, and Sirius XM Oprah Radio, and Fox News, among other media.

Preview Videos:

TEDx Maui Talk

Kim on "Being Saved by a Poem"

"Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye, spoken by Kim Rosen

Watch Kim on "News With a View"