Author: Molly Middleton Meyer

Molly Middleton Meyer is the founder of Dallas-based, Mind’s Eye Poetry. She writes poetry with dementia patients using an innovative facilitation process that includes sensory props, poetry recitation, and the use of memory triggering questions. Middleton Meyer not only helps those with Alzheimer’s recapture memories, but she also provides a much-needed outlet for creative expression and empowerment. To date, Middleton Meyer has facilitated over 500 poems written by people who are living with dementia. Her pioneering approach has received national attention. Mind’s Eye Poetry has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, the Huffington Post, the Dallas Morning News, Affect Magazine, Growing Bolder Magazine, and the Alzheimer’s Reading Room. Mind’s Eye Poetry’s radio and television coverage includes: NPR, Alzheimer’s Radio, Growing Bolder Radio, and Growing Bolder TV. When Middleton Meyer is not facilitating poetry with dementia patients, she writes her own. Her award-winning work has been featured in Antioch University’s Amuse-Bouche; Goddard University’s Duende Journal; The Merrimack Review; Words Dance Magazine; Postcard Poems and Prose; The Write Room, The Rainbow Journal; Mindset Poetry; HerKind; On The Grid Zine; Clarify (Red Dashboard Press); In Transit: Poetry of People on the Move (Border Town Press); and Disorder: Mental Illness and its Affect (Red Dashboard Press). Her first book of poetry, Echo of Bones was published in 2014. Middleton Meyer is an active member of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas, where she serves on the Board of Directors. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University in 2014.

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