Three Oncologists,  Ken Currie

(Professor RJ Steele, Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri and Professor Sir David P Lane of the Department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee) − Scottish National Portrait Gallery © KEN CURRIE


John Diamond


'C', John Diamond

"I despise the set of warlike metaphors that so many apply to cancer, my antipathy has nothing to do with pacifism and everything to do with a hatred for the sort of morality which says that only those who fight hard against their cancer survive it or deserve to survive it — the corollary being that those who lose the fight deserved to do so."



The Poetry Cure, Julia Darling & Cynthia Fuller

This book of poems is for all of us who go through illness, deal with doctors, hospitals, and experiences such as bereavement and ageing, and who struggle to find language to describe the suffering we have to go through. Medical language baffles and alienates us. It's a harsh, unforgiving vocabulary that often seems to bear no relationship to our own emotional predicament. In this uplifting anthology we see how poetry can give us metaphors and images to help us understand our feelings and communicate them to people around us.  By giving us words, poetry can help cure us.'




Designed and developed by DTW. Powered by Acteon