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Kimberly L. Becker

Minot-based poet Kimberly L. Becker has published five books with national presses. She has received numerous grants and residencies for her poetry. Kimberly has also served as a hospice, ICU, and level 1 trauma chaplain.

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Class Info


The Healing Power of Poetry

Mondays: January 23, 30, and February 6, 13 - 6:30-8:30pm CST

Student link

Meeting ID: 832 5513 8900

Passcode: 772248


Jan 23 - week one

Feb 6 - week three

Jan 30 - week two

Feb 13 - week four

Additional Links

Additional resources if you're interested and have time:


Poems for Tragedy and Grief


Poems about Grief and Grieving


Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events:


Poetry Healing Power during the Pandemic


"We argue that poetry can play a very relevant role and have an impact in medicine. Through a brief literature review of previous studies on poetry in medicine, we demonstrate that poetry can not only combat loneliness but can also play important roles in helping patients, physicians, and other healthcare professionals/providers."


Pet loss


Thomas Hardy poem on pet loss:


Shout-out to class member, Malaika:


An artist friend told me about this book when I was questioning my vocation as a writer and it changed my life:


And since the topic came up, a good resource on shame I can recommend personally, although outside my scope of practice:

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