Monday, November 06, 2006

Poem inspired by Moore's public presentation

The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, acting as an online clearinghouse for writings touching on humanities in medicine, offers Jeffrey McCallum's poem "For Thomas Moore," inspired by Moore's public appearance in Minneapolis last month. According to notes with McCallum's recently published book of poetry, Somebody's Bright Balloon, the poet was born in the Yukon Territories and moved to Minneapolis, where he still resides. McCallum is a commercial building contractor and father of four sons. "His cancer experience in July of 2003 focused his writing on cancer, patients, caregivers and the everyday miracles these relationships create."