On writing and illness

Reading Arthur W. Frank’s astonishing¬†At the Will of the Body¬† recently has given me pause to reflect on the relationship … More

Poetry and illness

Medicine The black hair of my Chinese doctor gleams like combed ink as he leans over his desk, with quick … More

Lifesaving Poems: Jane Kenyon’s ‘Let Evening Come’

Let Evening Come Let the light of late afternoon shine through chinks in the barn, moving up the bales as … More