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Discussion with Diane Ackerman, Shaman Drum Bookshop

Shaman Drum Bookshop and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

Invite you to join us for an Evening Discussion with noted poet and author Diane Ackerman about her new book, "Origami Bridges: Poems of Psychoanalysis and Fire."

Ann Arbor psychoanalyst Joshua Ehrlich, Ph.D. will comment.

Light Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, November 14, 2002 8-10 pm Shaman Drum Bookshop 313 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Convenient parking is available in the city structure on Maynard Street, one block west of State Street, between Liberty and East William. To enter, take East William to Maynard.


Diane Ackerman is the author of twenty celebrated books of poetry and nonfiction. At the heart of her new collection, "Origami Bridges" is the delicate relationship of trust between analyst and patient, a relationship that grows out of the emotional give-and-take of the psychoanalytic process. In this collection she candidly reveals her desires, anger, jealousy, fears, and anxiety as she probes not only her psychic landscape but also her past. What gradually rises to the surface is an understanding of how the poet uses verse to purge her demons, express her delight, or confess secret longing, and through this process come to a better understanding of the self.

Joshua Ehrlich, Ph.D. earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan and completed his analytic training at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, where he is currently an Associate Faculty member. He maintains a private practice in Ann Arbor. He has a longstanding special interest in poetry.