Book launch: The Naming of Cancer by Tracey S. Rosenberg
Thursday 27 November, 6-7.30pm (event starts properly at 6.30pm)
Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close (off Canongate), Edinburgh, EH8 8DT
The Naming of Cancer begins in a hospital, and from there explores the experience of cancer from a multitude of perspectives, from the person struggling to survive the disease to the spouse pacing in the waiting room, the oncologists doubting their own ability to diagnose, and the cancer cells themselves, mourning their host body even as they destroy it. The Naming Of Cancer is anything but an easy read, but is certainly a necessary one.
Tracey S. Rosenberg is an Edinburgh-based writer whose poetry has been published in a wide range of literary and medical journals, including The Yale Journal of Humanities in Medicine, Gutter, The Istanbul Review, New Writing Scotland, and the Journal of the American Medical Association, as well as in the recent anthology Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry. She has been a New Writers Award winner and a Fulbright scholar in creative writing.
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