May 23, 2016

The Examined Life, Ars Medica and other projects

I am pleased to say that my poem Bloodwork was published in The Examined Life: A Literary Journal of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in their Spring 2012 issue.  This school of medicine also holds a yearly conference by the same name, The Examined Life, and is one of a handful of schools involved in Narrative Medicine and that offers courses in Medical Humanities.  I recommend checking out the school/conference and this volume.

I also have a poem forthcoming in the next issue of Ars Medica.  Stay tuned for that wonderful journal from Toronto, Canada.  While their website is not really up to date, I would suggest asking for their most recent journal issues in a personal email to them.  And while you’re at it, ask them to update their website!

Lastly, I wanted to say I am working on a new set of poems about parents whose children are living with a chronic illness.  I was awarded another grant from the City of Seattle Arts and Cultural Affairs program to pursue this project. I am interviewing parents whose kids have Sickle Cell disease, Juvenile Arthritis, Muscular Dystrophy and one or two other illnesses.  They come from a variety of backgrounds and I am trying to capture both the unique specifics and overlapping issues, common in all of their, and my, experiences.