Category Archives: poems

More on poetry as lifewriting

The other night I scored a triple crown of poets. All three Missouri poets laureate, past and present, were doing a reading at a local university. Walter Bargen is our first poet laureate, a quiet man known for nature poems. I, however, … Continue reading

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Alzheimers “Poems That Come to Mind” booksigning and chat

This Saturday afternoon, March 2nd from 2:00-4:00 p.m., I’ll be at the charming Webster Groves Bookshop (the little bookshop on the corner) to chat with visitors about Alzheimer’s caregiving and to pass out hugs – both Hershey’s and real live ones. … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Alzheimers

Most people wouldn’t think poetry and Alzheimer’s disease go together. Alzheimer’s is a tragedy. Poetry is beautiful. Poems That Come to Mind, however finds the beauty and the tragedy. Alzheimer victims may not know their families and friends, they may … Continue reading

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