Kim Rosen

Kim Rosen, MFA, has touched listeners around the world with poetry’s power to awaken, inspire and heal. She is an award-winning poet, spoken word artist and teacher of inner work, and has co-created of four CDs of spoken poetry and music. In her “Poetry Concerts,” lectures and workshops, she dissolves walls of culture, religion and generation through the magic of spoken poetry, often interwoven with live music. Her latest CD, Only Breath, is an interweaving of spoken poems of ancient and modern poets with the music of cellist/composer Jami Sieber.

Her book, Saved by a Poem, was released in the fall of 2009 by Hay House. Kim has a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. For over twenty-five years, she has led trainings, workshops and retreats in the U.S., Canada, South America and the United Kingdom and has taught on the faculty of the Omega Institute, Wisdom University and the International Pathwork Foundation.

She has worked in a variety of settings including concert halls, conferences, universities, professional trainings, corporations, retreats, hospices and juvenile lock-down facilities in collaboration with such musicians as Jami Sieber, Peter Kater, Ulali, Steve Gorn, Paul McCandless, David Darling, Chloe Goodchild and Gary Malkin.

As a facilitator of inner work for groups and individuals, Kim is a Pathwork Helper and a certified practitioner of the Breathwork and the Work of Byron Katie. In addition, her work is inspired by her training in Core Energetic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Drama Therapy, and Hands-on Healing as well as her personal immersion in the non-dual teachings of Gangaji, Adyashanti and Peter Fenner.

Kim was a consultant to Roger Housden in the writing of his popular books, Ten Poems to Open Your Heart (Harmony Books, 2002) and Ten Poems to Set You Free (Harmony Books, 2003) and her CDs, Naked Waters (with Cathie Malach and Peter Kater), The Fire and The Rose, Vesica and Only Breath (all with Jami Sieber) are innovative interweavings of spoken poetry and music.

Her work has been published in O Magazine, Central Park, The Dickens, Eclipse and The Texas Review among others, and she was a recipient of the 2001 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry.

Classes Taught with the Therapeutic Writing Institute:

Saved by a Poem