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Published in The Journal of Poetry Therapy by Taylor and Francis, volume 21 issue 3, 2008.

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Poetry Therapy in 2008 , available online here.

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Journal of Poetry Therapy


The use of poetry and music in college courses on aging is discussed. The format can help instructors reach their students in new ways. Poetry and music can be used to engage students in material that may be emotionally charged. In addition, poetry and music can be used to help students confront stereotypes about the elderly.