Peggy Dobreer


"Dobreer's approach is 


-Janet Fitch, White Oleander, The Revolution of Marina M.

    Photo: Cat Gwynn



Workshops & Events

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Peggy Dobreer is a poet and former dancer/choreographer who brings somatic meditation, mystical traditions, visual craft and a late love of language to her Embodied Poetry Workshops. She was a Program Director for AROHO2015, A Room of Her Own Foundation, a women's retreat in New Mexico, and helps Janet Fitch in her fiction workshops at Community of Writers Online. Peggy mentors writers and facilitates ongoing Embodied Poetry Workshops, Guided Meditation and Council Circles online. Click here:     .     

Dobreer has two collections of Poetry from Moon Tide Press: In the Lake of Your Bones 2012 and Drop and Dazzle 2018. Coming soon from Glass Lyre Press is Forbidden Plums, written during the first forty days of the Pandemic.  She has two pushcart nominations and was awarded Downey Symphony Orchestra's 2017 Poetry Matter’s Prize.


Peggy’s poems are featured in Aeolian Harp Folio Series, Glass Lyre Press, Vol. I and V, and she has been published in such journals as Cultural Weekly, The Rise Up Review, Pirene’s Fountain, For the Love of Words, Mas Tequilla Press, Malpais Review, and LA Yoga Magazine. She has been interviewed for Poetiscape, The Nervous Breakdown and Poet’s Café on KPFK

History & Honors


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A lifelong teaching artist and former dancer, Dobreer brings movement, contemplative practice, human development, peace studies, visual craft, and a love affair with language to her workshops and mentees.  She migrated to poetry through an early professional life in Neo-modern theatre and a thirty year practice in an art sport known as Contact Improvisation.


In physical contact, sharing a center of gravity, dancers explore non-verbal communication through the exchange of weight, mass, and energy, using the laws of physics that govern bodies in motion.


On becoming a parent in 1987, Peggy trained and taught ten years in the Mysteries Program for Human Development at Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences. She co-authored 64 Ways To Practice Nonviolence, a peace studies curriculum aligned with Language Arts Standards; earned certificates in Prime of Life Yoga and Sanskrit Stiudies in India; and studied poetry with James Ragan at Charles University in Prague, and with Brendan Constantine at LMU.  

In 2015, Peggy had the good fortune of serving as a Program Director for A Room of Her Own Foundation, AROHO2015 Retreat, at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. There she introduced and examined what her varied background might provide for all writers in her daily Embodied Poetry Practice. 

Click on WeHoArts Billboard above to hear COLOR ME GRAY for Guys Reading Poems.  

Click above to hear Interview with Lois P. Jones on KPFK. 

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