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On The Intention Not To Slow Down

On The Intention Not To Slow Down

May 18, 6pm to 8pm
Ed Roberts Campus At Ashby Bart
3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley 

Poet and psychologist, Anita Barrows, Ph.D., will read from her new book of poetry, We Are The Hunger.  She will share her creative journey as a poet, how growing older has shaped her writing, and what it has meant to stay engaged in her work and the world.Dr. Barrows has won numerous national awards for her poetry, including a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Quarterly Review Award, Riverstone Press Award and the Centrum Foundation.  Her works have appeared in the Nation, Prairie Schooner, Bridges, and many other journals.  Dr. Barrows is also a translator from French, Italian, and German.  She’s had twelve volumes of translations published by American and British publishers – including three volumes of the poetry and prose of Rainer Maria Rilke.Dr. Barrows has maintained a private practice as a clinical psychologist in Berkeley since 1988 and is a tenured professor of psychology at The Wright Institute.  She has worked as a psychological consultant internationally in areas of war and occupation. She is trained in homeopathy, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness techniques as well as in Jungian psychodynamic therapy, sandtray and other play therapy methods. Dr. Barrows has two daughters, a granddaughter, a grandson, and shares her house with dogs, cats and birds and, in fact, is a specialist in animal-assisted therapy.

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