The Poetry of Pain

Four of my poems about what it's like to experience chronic illness, pain or particular symptoms are being displayed on The Unchargeables right now and with permisson, I have reprinted them here. I don't usually discuss the meaning behind my poems, but I wanted to offer a little explanation of each for those who aren't … Continue reading The Poetry of Pain

Take a look at this wonderful poem that recently took the Pongo Poetry Prize for teen poets. Written about her experiences dealing with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome type 3, the 17 year old poet studies Early Childhood Education at the University of Cincinnati. DIDN’T ASK by a young woman, age 17 Everyone wants to be different, But … Continue reading