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"The Poetry Show!" Dan O'Brien Edition

"The Poetry Show!" Dan O'Brien Edition

Our Cancers
Dan O’Brien
Poet and playwright Dan O’Brien chronicles the year and a half during which both he and his wife were treated for cancer....,.

"As O’Brien explains in an introduction, 'The consecutiveness of our personal disasters, with a daughter not yet two years old at the start of it, was shattering and nearly silencing. At hospital bedsides, in hospital beds myself, and at home through the cyclical assaults of our therapies, these poems came to me in fragments, as if my unconscious were attempting to reassemble our lives, our identities and memories . . . as if I were in some sense learning how to speak again.'”

DAN O’BRIEN is a playwright, poet, essayist, and librettist....