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Gary Glazner

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Gary Glazner is the founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer's
Poetry Project, (APP). The National Endowment for the Arts listed the
APP as a “best practice” for their Arts and Aging initiative. NBC's
“Today” show, NPR's “All Things Considered” and Voice of America have
featured segments on Glazner’s work. Harper Collins, W.W. Norton and have published his work. Glazner has worked with many
institutions using their art to inspire the performance and creation
of poetry by people living with memory loss including the Metropolitan
Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. In 2010, the U.S. Embassy
in Berlin funded a pilot project for the APP in Germany, this work has
led to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw is funding a pilot project for the
APP in Poland in 2012. In 1990, working with Marc Smith the inventor
of the Poetry Slam, a performance poetry competition, Glazner produced
the first National Poetry Slam, which was held in San Francisco. This
annual event is now in its 23rd year. To date the APP has held
programming in 23 states and served over 10,000 people living with
dementia. The APP was the recipient of the 2013, Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award and the 2012 MetLife Foundation Creativity and Aging in America Leadership Award in the category of Community Engagement.

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