WELCOME TO MY POETRY WEBSITE
This site is also the home of STRINGING WORDS TOGETHER, THE HEALING WORD, and WRITING YOUR SELF. I'll be sharing my poetry, thoughts on writing, schedule of events, announcements, book club information, contact information and a way to sign up for workshops, series of classes, individual writing sessions and to purchase books and cd's. JOAN
"The narrative forms like a necklace of beads, with the truly inspired images shining like gems."
"An evocative, concentrated rendering of a complex relationship." :
"Part of what makes these poems such a moving and satisfying read is the restraint with which Kantor describes heartbreaking moments and troubling realizations. The author never gives in to pathos or melodrama, yet pain throbs beneath the surface of her clean, clear-eyed, close-to-the-bone lines."
"The pieces chronicling the changes in her mother's personality as Alzheimer's took its toll will register with so many readers who have gone through, are going through, or will go through the same thing with aging parents and siblings".
WRITER'S DIGEST AWARDS JUDGE (2015)
STRINGING WORDS TOGETHER:
A performance experience with Joan Kantor and Linda Beers (violin), that interweaves music, poetry and the visual arts. Joan and Linda share their interconnective vision of the arts enhancing one another.
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THE HEALING WORD:
Individual writing sessions and group workshops
with individuals and groups dealing with physical or mental health issues in private homes, independent living and/or assisted living facilities and various healthcare facilities such as rehab and extended nursing care
Expressive language can open the door to healing and/or coping with difficult situations
WRITING YOUR SELF:
Expressive writing workshops and individual sessions
memoir, poetry etc...
senior and community centers, continuing
education, writing groups, book groups, support groups
OPENING CREATIVE DOORS!!!!
To schedule readings workshops and events you may contact Joan at :