Poems of Shadows and Light: A Wellness Community Collection

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This inspiring, interesting, moving and sometimes funny collection of poems comes from a group of friends meeting weekly to write about their encounters with cancer and with life. Sometimes all the structures we have relied on are taken away by pain and change; poetry can give us the chance to restructure things. In this book, a weaver launches her dreams into the treetops, an artist tackles a villanelle in his scanning chamber, a research chemist describes his chemotherapy in measured stanzas, an engineer writes...
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Overview

This inspiring, interesting, moving and sometimes funny collection of poems comes from a group of friends meeting weekly to write about their encounters with cancer and with life. Sometimes all the structures we have relied on are taken away by pain and change; poetry can give us the chance to restructure things. In this book, a weaver launches her dreams into the treetops, an artist tackles a villanelle in his scanning chamber, a research chemist describes his chemotherapy in measured stanzas, an engineer writes of her widow's grief. A photographer records the details of beauty, an English teacher plays with form and rhyme, a counselor writes of unwrapping her new self. A mother undergoing surgery speaks to her daughter, an executive imagines the family supper table without him. A woman's visits to Poland and Canada give perspective on her origins and current life. As you will see from the poems in this book, a cancer diagnosis is not just numbers, and it is not just loss.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441443533
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/4/2009
  • Pages: 86
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Maggie Rowe

The various contributors to Dirty Laundry work in the entertainment business as comedians, writers, and actors. Authors include Maggie Rowe, Andersen Gabrych, Doug Benson, Richard Belzer, Amy Stiller, Laura Silverman, Mary Birdsong, Taylor Negron, Randy Sklar, Kelly Carlin-McCall, Jennifer Elise Cox, Tom Saunders, Eileen Conn, Carlos Kotkin, Eddie Pepitone, Mark Evan Jackson, C. Brian Smith, Davis McHenry, Matt Price, David Landsberg, David Chrisman, Keith Blaney, Andrea Abbate, Jonathan Schmock, Jen Sincero, Claudia Lonow, Jackie Kashian, Shaz Bennet, B.

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