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When people are separated from the activities and relationships that make life so passionately interesting, they are separated from real accomplishment. A poet’s non-therapeutic approach to writing led a group of ill and handicapped nursing home residents, aged 59-93 years, to find new strengths of feeling and ideas. Above all, it gave them the real accomplishment of some beautiful poetry.
Author(s): Kenneth Koch
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Volume 56, Issue 1 (pages 113–126) Published in 1978
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