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According to founder, writer, and teacher Richard Gold, "The Pongo methodology serves multiple audiences: (1) Therapists and teachers who work with at-risk youth, in private practice or through agencies or in special schools; (2) College students, therapists, artists, and teachers who are interested in starting writing programs in jails, shelters, hospitals, and special schools; (3) College students and faculty in schools of social work, medicine, creative writing, psychology, and education; (4) Staff in institutions, such as jails and hospitals, who are interested in expanding their programming. Multiple agencies, colleges, and institutions can come together to sponsor a Pongo visit and training."
You can read more about the training and a suggested outline for how it could work for you here.
Or how about Ferris's "Disability is dangerous. We represent danger to the normate world, and rightly so. Disabled people live closer to the edge. We are more vulnerable, or perhaps it is that we show our human vulnerability without being able to hide it in the ways that nondisabled people can hide and deny the vulnerability that is an essential part of being human."
The exchange is hard core honest (editors and publishers should be reading this), as well as enlightening for all (including literary event planners). The Exchange is available full-text online here.
Tomiko M. Breland, "Rosalee Carrasco"
Eliese Colette Goldbach, "In the Memory of the Living"
Rosalie Moffett, Three Poems: "Why Is It the More"; "To Leave Through a Wall"; "Hurricane, 1989"