Poet Edward Tick will be the featured poet this month at the Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic this coming Wednesday, February 4 in historic Saratoga Springs. Carol Graser hosts this great open mic for poetry and spoken word.
Edward Tick, Ph.D. is a holistic psychotherapist, writer, educator, journey guide, activist and veterans’ advocate. His poetry is featured in the publication THE GOLDEN TORTOISE: VIET NAM JOURNEYS (2005), He has dedicated much of his life and work to veterans and survivors of war, violence and trauma since the late 1970s. He specializes in using psycho-spiritual, cross-cultural, and international reconciliation practices to help veterans, communities and nations heal. He is founder and Director of Soldier’s Heart: A Veterans’ Safe Return Program. This program is of national and international scope with home offices in Troy, N.Y. Dr. Tick is an adjunct professor in both Communication and Global Studies at the Sage Colleges. He leads international educational, healing and reconciliation journeys to Greece, Viet Nam and other countries. Dr. Tick has published 4 books (2 with Quest Books): SACRED MOUNTAIN, ENCOUNTERS WITH THE VIETNAM BEAST (1989), THE PRACTICE OF DREAM HEALING (2001), WAR AND THE SOUL, winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Best Psychology Book of 2005, and WILD BEASTS AND WANDERING SOULS (2007). He is also a poet and is the author of almost 100 articles in psychology, holistic health, mythology and spirituality, literature, philosophy, culture and travel. Ed is a frequent guest lecturer at numerous institutions around the country and world, most recently including Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Sign up starts at 7:00PM, the reading starts at 7:30PM. There is a $3.00 admission for this event. More information at www.caffelena.org.