“To write poetry is to be alive.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

Much research has demonstrated the healing benefits writing–
including reflective journaling, making poems, writing stories, or blogging. I encourage clients to explore their experiences in this creative way.

Dr. Caplin’s Poetry Website


“The Wounded Storyteller: A Framework for Illness Narratives”

Abby Caplin, MD, MA November 25, 2002 CancerLynx

“County Hospital Residents”

a poem by Dr. Caplin , On Air reading at The Healing Muse, Upstate Medical University


“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese…”

Excerpted from Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese”