We are an international community of poets, writers, poetry therapists, teachers, lovers of the word, and readers. Membership is open to those who are interested in literature, expressive writing, creative arts, and healing communities. For information about how to become a trained Poetry Therapy Practitioner (PTP) please go to the website of the International Academy for Poetry Therapy. There you will find full information about how to become a PTP and various courses and seminars that are being offered.
bridgeXngs POETRY CENTER is a not-for-profit corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible and are used to assist people in training and doing outreach in communities that otherwise would not be exposed to the benefits of poetry therapy. All contributions should be made out to: bridgXngs POETRY CENTER To make a contribution, contact Kathleen Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org for her address.
Lila Weisberger is the founder of bridgeXngs POETRY CENTER, Inc. and the International Academy for Poetry Therapy. Her role now is as creative director and she continues to be a mentor for people who want to be trained in poetry therapy. Below is the website she wrote in 2003 describing her own individual program and thoughts.
Director: Lila Weisberger
Poetry in Flight
"Be like the bird, who
Halting in his flight
On limb too slight
feels it give way beneath him
Knowing he hath wings"
bridgeXngs Poetry Center is dedicated to the therapeutic value of poetry and literature. The Director is a retired School Psychologist, a registered Poetry Therapist approved as a Mentor/Supervisor by The National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT), a New York State Licensed Educator, a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. She has literary, photography and art projects in progress. In order to experience poetry therapy first hand or for information on presentations, courses, poetry circles and training opportunities with Lila for certification or registration as a poetry therapist contact . . .
We find guidance and inspiration from poetry and literatureWhy We Do It
We hear our own voices and see ourselves and find release and healing in poetry.