Rick Belden gives readers a name for what they have always known about themselves.
Rick Belden is the author of Iron Man Family Outing: Poems about Transition into a More Conscious Manhood. His book is widely used in the United States and internationally by therapists, counselors, and men’s groups as an aid in the exploration of masculine psychology and men’s issues, and as a resource for men who grew up in dysfunctional, abusive, or neglectful family systems. His second book, Scapegoat’s Cross: Poems about Finding and Reclaiming the Lost Man Within, is currently awaiting publication. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Rick Belden asks, what will become of him, now that women look right through him as if he weren’t there at all?
Although being a highly sensitive person is equally common among women and men, being a sensitive man remains misunderstood.
‘Leave your father alone when he comes home from work’ is a warning most boys find hard to heed. Rick Belden was no exception.
Rick Belden shares some of his thoughts on why elders seem to be largely absent from the lives and experience of younger men.
The nightmare of infection ends here. Poet Rick Belden and visual artist Staci Poirier on the infectious nature of family violence.
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Dutch Rugby, taking “Slip Me Some Skin” to new heights.
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