Joy Roulier Sawyer

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Sawyer, MA
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Joy Roulier Sawyer, MA

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Joy Roulier Sawyer holds an MA from New York University, where she received the Herbert Rubin Award for Outstanding Creative Writing. The author of several nonfiction books, she's also published a poetry collection, Tongues of Men and Angels (White Violet Press, 2016), and is a recent Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry, essays, and fiction appear in such diverse publications as Books & Culture, Christianity & Literature, Esthesis, LIGHT Quarterly, Lilliput Review, Mars Hill Review, New York Quarterly, St. Petersburg Review, Theology Today, The Volta, and others. In addition, Joy was also awarded a Rocky Mountain Women's Associateship for her performance poetry. Her longtime past professional work in the field of writing therapy gives her special interest and expertise in writer's block, writing exercises, and the writing process. She received the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association for Poetry Therapy.

Classes with Joy Roulier Sawyer, MA

Spark and Re-Spark—A Creative Writing Refresh
Fiction, Generative, Nonfiction/Memoir, Poetry, Process

4-Week: Spark and Re-Spark: Re-Ignite Your Craft and Creativity

April 28, 2018

Joy Roulier Sawyer, MA's Published Work

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  • Tongues of Men and Angels

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Joy Roulier Sawyer, MA's Articles

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Songs Aboard the Women’s Freedom Train: Writing to Be Free

March 30, 2018

“I write myself out of nightmares and into my dreams,” says Terry Tempest Williams, in her essay “Why I Write.” “I wr

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There's Gold in That Story

November 07, 2017

I once enrolled in a New York City workshop taught by a widely respected older poet.