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Susan Singer Kerschner
The Shoulders of Country Roads:
My Journey from Head and Neck Cancer
This is not a sad story, nor does it attempt to hide the horrific details of head and neck cancer. The poet takes the reader through the course of the disease beginning with the discovery of her cancer. The crossover of word-as-art and the gritty realm of medical treatment comprise the world within "The Shoulders of Country Roads." A single haiku carries her story to its positive finish:
science defies hurricane
Hear Susan read her poem, "Elegy"
About the Author
Susan Kerschner's poems have appeared in the anthology The Burden of Light: Poems on Illness and Loss; Shirazad; Arts Connection; BardFest Anthology; Circle Magazine; small press periodicals including River Poets (Lily Press); The River of Bucks County, PA and other online literary magazines. She was featured in the Poets & Painters exhibit at the Berks Arts Council event at the Reading Pagoda Gallery. She won poetry awards in two Summit Arts competitions in Schuylkill County, PA. She is a poetry judge in the annual Young Poets competition grades K-12 in Berks County, PA schools, and is presently working on releasing her second book of poems, Soul and Bone. Her story as a writer was profiled in MD Anderson Cancer Center's Summer 2013 Network Magazine, page 3.
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A Kindle interactive version1 of this book has Susan reading five of her poems. Buy the Kindle version at Amazon worldwide:
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1 Kindle Interactive Edition: This Print Replica book features interactive content which is only supported on Fire Tablets (3rd Generation and above) and Kindle apps for Android phones and tablets. Customers who download this book to other devices (such as an iPad or Mac Kindle app) will receive a standard Print Replica book without the voice recordings.
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