Where poets, writers & artists won’t let chronic illness stand in the way of creativity
Joe is a poet, blended with baby oil, and cling to hope
Welcome to Poet’s Corner (& Artists Too) ~ Issue #27
From Our Editor:
Editor’s Note: Joseph M. Coe ~ Our special guest explains why he became an advocate:
I’m a patient advocate because as I believe Alive Walker said, activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.
Fun fact from Joe:
As a teenager I was interviewed on Nickelodeon News.
You are what you need.
You are the Earth
Within you a universe—
Roots deeply planted
You are the Water
Ebbing, flowing, surging—
You are the Wind
A gentle breeze or hurricane—
Shifting sails, new directions
You are the Fire
Igniting hearts, burning love—
Warming those around you
Joseph M. Coe
Editor’s Note: Jennifer Taft
Jennifer Taft lives with RA. She has always loved art and finds it more challenging with her hands, but it also pushes her to continue to find ways to create new art.
Here is a description of Jennifer’s creation in her own words:
This piece is oil/pastel blended with babyoil I recently have enjoyed using pastels easily blended and forgiving for days that the hands aren’t 100%. I was inspired by the northern lights and how the trees look with sky as the backdrop.
Next month, we will be featuring Christine Schwab, founder of Christine’s Kids, where Trevor is their MASCOT. I hope you will join us.