The CancerLand Bookshelf: How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick

Posted April 3rd, 2013

After fifteen years in CancerLand, I know this much is true. After patients hear their doctor say, “I’m sorry, it’s cancer,” they do one of two things.


CancerLand Bookshelf with Annette Bennington McElhiney

Posted March 19th, 2013

I use a digital camera and hunt for colorful spring flowers to tune into the artist in me, while ovarian cancer survivor Annette Bennington McElhiney paints an alter ego she has named Althea.


CancerLand Bookshelf: Sound Travels on Water

Posted February 26th, 2013

Book Review: Serendipity: that’s the word that immediately comes to mind when I think about how I happened to connect with Kyle Potvin’s delightful chapbook, Sound Travels on Water.


CancerLand Bookshelf: Looking at Light: 100 Poems in 100 Days after cancer

Posted February 6th, 2013

Somewhere in the middle of reading Looking at Light, a vivid moment from a cancer support group meeting plays back in my head, almost like a scene from a movie.