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Barry Hellman

I’m a poet and psychologist, B.A. English, Ph.D. clinical psychology. Was in private practice for many years, and an adjunct faculty member in the Doctoral Program of the Department of Professional Psychology at Antioch New England Graduate School.

Founded and host the Cape Cod Poetry Group Poetry & Music Series, administrate Barry Hellman’s Cape Cod Poetry Group on Facebook- which covers poetry, art, music, and theater events and information- conduct poetry critique groups, and lead workshops on the art and craft of poetry and open mic reading skills.

Past Workshop titles: Writing Poems About Family, Friends, Lovers, and Others; Writing Poems About Fathers; The Relationship Between Poetry and Psychotherapy; Writing, Revising, and Delivering Poems, The High-Impact Poem.

My chapbook of 26 poems, The King Of Newark, was published in 2012 by Finishing Line Press,and is available on

Poems have appeared in Writers’ Journal, Five Hundred Tuesdays, The Aurorean, Cape Cod’s Literary Voice, World of Water/World of Sand, Poetica, PrimeTime, Ballard Street Poetry Journal, Still Crazy Literary Magazine, Muddy River, Comstock Review, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Ibbetson Street, Poetry Super Highway, Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Harbor Stage Company Playbill, and Poetry On The Bus and other broadsides.

Have won a number of poetry contests and awards, been a featured poet and workshop leader at various on and off-Cape venues, and am a member of several writing groups

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More About the Artist

Themes in Work:

Personal relationships, memory and recollection, existential issues, internal landscapes, complex emotions and psychological experience.

Professional Affiliations:

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

Where Work is Displayed:

For upcoming event information: type “Barry Hellman’s Cape Cod Poetry Group” in Facebook search box, or go to

Fees / Price Range:

By arrangement.

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