Poetry and illness

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

The Year of Drinking Water, seven years on (free download)

Seven years ago I published The Year of Drinking Water, a pamphlet of poems, about my experience of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (Exeter … More

8 great books about dying

The chances are, more of us are mortal than have multiple orgasms -Violet Weingarten,¬†Intimations of Mortality When I was diagnosed … More