Practices for Well-Being: Key Elements of The Poetry LAB Model

I had a great opportunity to speak with Valeria of the Fit for Joy Podcast about The Poetry LAB model I create in St. Paul Public Schools in 2004.  The program existed for 11 years in St. Paul Public schools.  Since then, I have written the curriculum and create materials and trained others on how to implement The Poetry LAB model in their settings with youth. 

Enjoy a sweet animated snippet of my recent conversation with Valeria below.
I appreciated the opportunity to talk about the therapeutic use of poetry in my work with youth/adults.


Fit for Joy: A Quest for Well-being Podcast – A brief clip of Mary’s conversation with Valeria.

Upcoming Training for Facilitator: Implementing The Poetry LAB Model:

The Poetry LAB Curriculum Digital Download Product Image

And, finally — I am excited to be offering a live Zoom training for people interested in learning how to implement and facilitate a Poetry LAB group with youth in their schools or communities.

Read more about training opportunities here: