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Pireeni Sundaralingam: "We weren't sure we were going to see my father again"

Poet, playwright and cognitive psychologist shares how a structural obstacle in poetry helped her deal with a family trauma

Pireeni Sundaralingam speaks at Session 547 | The Neuroscience of Art

Stuart Milne | 11.03.2015

As someone who stradles the worlds of poetry and cognitive science, Pireeni Sundaralingam, associate professor in the Department of Writing, Consciousness and Creative Inquiry at the California Institute of Integral Studies, knows how poetry can serve psycholgical purposes.

While participating in Session 547 | The Neuroscience of Art: What are the Sources of Creativity and Innovation?, she spoke to Salzburg Global about how she used a structural poetic device to help her confront and deal with a traumatic moment in her family's history, and kindly shared her resulting poem, "Arrest".

Listen to the interview and reading below.


Pireeni Sundaralingam was a participant in the Salzburg Global session The Neuroscience of Art: What are the Sources of Creativity and Innovation?, which is part of Salzburg Global’s long-running Culture and the Arts series. The session was supported by the Edward T. Cone Foundation. More information on the session can be found here: www.salzburgglobal.org/go/547.

11.03.2015 Category: FACES OF LEADERSHIP, IMAGINATION, CULTURE, FELLOW UPDATES
Stuart Milne