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I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent: How Poetry Changed a Group of At-Risk Young Women (Poetry, Woman Authors, Writing Therapy, and Rehabilitation)


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The #metoo movement, particularly the horrific Larry Nasser abuse, shows with frightening clarity the vulnerability of young women to male predators; all the Touchtone girls I encountered suffered similar or worse fates. The book is a pilgrimage, a quest story, divided into five sections. Part I explores the authors first year at the facility, the difficulty and eventual success of establishing my group in such a chaotic and contradictory culture. It recreates their writing sessions, and features the vivid, dramatic ...

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