am pleased to announce one of my poems is featured in the Human/Kind Journal Issue 1.3 https://www.humankindjournal.org
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Adam T. Bogar
Terri L. French
David J Kelly
John C. Mannone
This is a poem from the same series as the one accepted:
Empathy Haiku, a Found Poem
strengths and weaknesses
sharing internal states, brain,
From the Nature Neuroscience Abstract: "The last decade has witnessed enormous growth in the neuroscience of empathy. Here, we survey research in this domain with an eye toward evaluating its strengths and weaknesses. First, we take stock of the notable progress made by early research in characterizing the neural systems supporting two empathic sub-processes: sharing others' internal states and explicitly considering those states. Second, we describe methodological and conceptual pitfalls into which this work has sometimes fallen, which can limit its validity. These include the use of relatively artificial stimuli that differ qualitatively from the social cues people typically encounter and a lack of focus on the relationship between brain activity and social behavior. Finally, we describe current research trends that are overcoming these pitfalls through simple but important adjustments in focus, and the future promise of empathy research if these trends continue and expand. - Zaki, J. and K. N. Ochsner (2012). "The neuroscience of empathy: progress, pitfalls and promise." Nat Neurosci 15(5): 675-680.
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The Poets Involved in This Project
Akane, Mike Andrelczyk, Stacey Balkun, Dainy Bernstein, Jan Benson, Adam T. Bogar, Dave Bonta, Stephen Briseño, Morwen Brosschot, Kimberly Burnham, Sondra J. Byrnes, Erin Castaldi, Norman Darlington, Chris Dominiczak, Jacob Fowler, Terri L. French, Joshua Gage, Mary Ellen Gambutti, Mark Gilbert, John Hawkhead, Tia Haynes, David He, Kyle Hemmings, Peter Jastermsky, David J Kelly, Nicholas Klacsanzky,
J.I. Kleinberg, Deborah P Kolodji, Kat Lehmann, Eric A. Lohman, Antonietta Losito, Carole MacRury, John C. Mannone, Callie McCann-Eros, Marietta McGregor, Babs McGrory, Lori A Minor, Gautam Nadkarni, Kit Pancoast Nagamura, Ashish Narain, Réka Nyitrai, Laura Page, Marianne Paul, Madhuri Pillai, Valentina Ranaldi-Adams, Bryan Rickert, Alexis Rotella, Agnes Eva Savich, Rich Schilling, Olivier Schopfer, Tiffany Shaw-Diaz, Sheila Sondik, Debbie Strange, Alan Summers, Rachel Sutcliffe, Hansha Teki, Julie Warther, Bill Waters, Lucy Whitehead, Matthew Yates
"This paper is a humanities-based inquiry, applying Huizinga's framework of homo ludens ("man the player") to consider "play" in the context of two participatory arts programs (TimeSlips and the Alzheimer's Poetry Project) for people living with dementia. "Play," according to this Dutch historian, is at the heart of human activity and what gives meaning to life. Despite empirical research on play across the life course, play in dementia care is a relatively new idea. In addition, there is a dearth of reports based on humanistic inquiry which has slightly different goals than the growing body of qualitative and quantitative studies of participatory arts interventions. Play is not used to infantilize and trivialize people living with dementia but as a way to explore potential for expression, meaning-making, and relationship-building in later life. The arts programs were conducted at two residential care facilities, Scharwyerveld and De Beyart, in the Netherlands over 10 weeks. Close readings of the transcripts and notes from the programs resulted in three observations: people learned to play again, there is power in playing together, and play often led to expressions of joy. Overall, the notion of play may be a helpful framework for future research into innovative arts-based approaches to dementia care." - Swinnen, A. and K. de Medeiros (2018). ""Play" and People Living With Dementia: A Humanities-Based Inquiry of TimeSlips and the Alzheimer's Poetry Project." Gerontologist 58(2): 261-269. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28329857
A Piece of Peace
Absence of war or other hostilities.
considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion: a piece of string
An agreement or a treaty to end hostilities
A coin a ten-cent piece
Freedom from quarrels and disagreement; harmonious relations: roommates living in peace with each other.
A portion or part that has been separated from a whole: a piece of cake.
Public security and order the peace.
an object that is one member of a group or class: a piece of furniture.
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