Thought for the Day

Monday, July 19, 2010

No Sugar Added Poetry

A new poetry book is out, published by Tu Diabetes and the Diabetes Hands Foundation. It is a collection of poems about diabetes by members of Tu Diabetes who are living with diabetes.
Whether you're a person with diabetes or someone with no interest in diabetes at all, you will find beautiful, painful, transcending perspectives on humanity and chronic illness in these poems.
I wrote two of the poems, but I would want to give copies of this book to my loved ones even if I didn't have any of my own writing in the book. The book is only $15, and it goes to continue the efforts of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, supporting communication and creative projects in the diabetes community.

Here's what other people are saying:
"In reading No-Sugar Added Poetry, we bring different perspectives, but we can all gain the same enlightenment – an appreciation of the challenge of diabetes and the enormity of the triumph in living well with it."
- Jeff Hitchcock
Children With Diabetes

"I cried, I ached, I loved, I cherished, and most importantly: I learned. Thank you TuDiabetes."
- Tom Karlya
Diabetes Dad

"This book is proof that something truly beautiful can be born from adversity."
- Kerri Sparling
Six Until Me


Crandell Fam said...

Sounds really cool! I'd love to read your poems. I also enjoy writing poetry, but haven't done much of it lately.

jpnairn said...

Hi, Jenny,
Are you a TuDiabetes member? You should get in there and join the Poetry group.
I'll post some more poetry soon.