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Poems and Publications

It's a Dog's Life

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The Sound of Grief

Image by Khamkéo Vilaysing

June, 2023

The Sound of Grief

I watch in silence
as another boy lies still
upon this shrouded cot.
Garnet jelly pools beside his chest and bubbles seep from holes
torn in the pale soft skin.
A sigh escapes the room as
if the air has been released
and all the noise replaced by
softer sounds, the closing up
of drawers the final keyboard clicks the wide broom brushes on the trash strewn floor the contents to be bagged and tied for homicide
or simply thrown away.


Narrative Medicine and Health Humanities

Narrative Medicine Workshops

I have run, or co-run workshops using Narrative Medicine techniques to explore difficult topics in medicine. Topics have included, giving bad news, death and dying, kindness and empathy, self-care, and more. 

  • FeminEm Revive, Scottsdale, Arizona: Narrative Medicine, Wellness and the quiet ego

  • Schwartz Center Compassion in action conference: Reflective writing: a tool for self compassion

  • Examined Life Conference 2022

Bowl of Peaches


  • Medicine and Music, Liberating the Muse. Concert and discussion. Cogut Institute for the Humanities, Brown University 

  • Resilience on the Front Lines of Care, panel member, Compassion in Action Schwartz Center

  • Presentation at Art, Aesthetics and Medicine, British Aesthetics Society, Kent University, Canterbury, England

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