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Joanne the Poet - The Poetry of Joanne M. Clarkson

An Artistic Voice for the Healing Arts

Two of my poems are now online in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue (Vol 7, No 1) of Medical Literary Messenger, An Artistic Voice for the Healing Arts. The journal is easy to access at med-lit.vcu.edu. The first poem on page 4 is “The Loon,” and is the true story of a woman who lost her mind and with it her voice. She lived in the family home on a hill above Eld Inlet which was visible through the evergreens. But more than visible, it was audible. This is her story. The second poem, “The Beauty,” page 17, is about another Hospice patient. Even in her late eighties and having undergone several rounds of chemotherapy, she still had the most beautiful hair. She was so proud of her hair. She and her family also lived not far from the ocean.

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