Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 73–79 | Cite as

Poetry, Healing and the Latin American Battered Woman

  • Marja Booker


This paper explores ways in which poetry can be used in support groups as an adjunctive treatment technique to empower and to raise consciousness of Latina battered women. Several examples of Latin American women's literary works are used to demonstrate the connection that poetry has to people's everyday lives, and how Latina spouse abuse survivors can gain a deeper understanding of themselves as women and recover their voice through poetic expression.


Everyday Life Deep Understanding Support Group American Woman Treatment Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marja Booker
    • 1
  1. 1.Abused Persons ProgramRockvilleMaryland

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