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Muse on HealthLink On Air

Each week our Editor, Deirdre Neilen, reads a poem or excerpt from the current issue of The Healing Muse on HealthLink On Air, Upstate's NPR radio show.  The show can be heard on WRVO Sundays at 6 am and 9 pm.  Here is an archive of past readings (re-broadcasts not listed):


2020

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  • "Viola" by Barry Peters, Vol.18

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  • "Avocado" by Jenny Burkholder, Vol. 18
  • "The Loss" by Joyce Holmes McAllister, Vol. 18

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2018

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November:

  • "When They Stare" by Elizabeth Brulé Farrel, Vol.17
  • "Sacred Ground" by Gloria Heffernan, Vol. 17   
  • Our new issue, Volume 18, is discussed; Round & Ripe & Wise, a special collection of poems by Muse Founder, Bonnie St. Andrews, is unveiled. Listen to the interview here.
  • "We Missed a Deer" by Theresa Wyatt, Vol. 17

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June: Sneak peek inside our upcoming issue (Volume 16) with Editor Deirdre Neilen; Kaitlin Kyi, Dearing Award Winner, reads her winning poem, " Kind of a Bummer".

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  • "Bittersweet" by Michael Daugherty, Vol. 14
  • "Fix" by Eric Machan Howd, Vol. 14
  • "Lines" by Gwenn A. Nusbaum, Vol. 14
  • "emptying" by Patsy Asuncion, Vol. 14
  • "Looney" by Bruce Bennett, Vol. 14

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2012

  • December: In this month's interview, Deirdre Neilen talks with Vol. 2012 cover artist Marguerite McDonald about her struggle with Multiple Sclerosis; sho also reads Mary Lou DiPietro's poem, "Acceptance"
  • November: Deirdre Neilen shares the latest issue of The Muse. Readings of Valerie Wohlfeld's, "I Made a Vessel," Marylou DiPietro's "Snow on the Brain," and excerpts from Kevin Bray's non-fiction essay, "It's All in My Head"

2011

  • April: Call for visual and graphic art submissions for our 11th issue; readings of "Remission" by Letitia Momirov, and excerpts from Judith Hannan's non-fiction essay,"The Limits of Swallows and Seals."
  • January: Readings of poems featured in Volume 10: "Vows" by Monica Burchfield and "Not for Sissys" by Irene D. Hays. 


2010

  • November: Celebration of our 10th anniversary issue; remembering founder Bonnie St. Andrews. Featured readings: "Appointment at the Doctor's" by Howard F. Stein and "Why We Must Struggle" by US Poet Laureate, Kay Ryan
  • May: Readings of "Needle Stick" by Laurie Dill and "If I Could Help" by Rae Spencer.
  • February:  Poignant bedside sentiments from The Healing Muse.

2009

  • December: Readings of "Talking Poetry with Medical Students by Lisa Kerr" featured in Vol. 9, and "Accidenta Therapists," a poem by local writer/artist Sallie Naatz Bailey
  • November: AIDS-related excerpts from Vol. 9 of The Muse: "Excavating Grief" by Pamela Mitchell and "Kokua" by KH Solomon.
  • November: Publication launch of The Muse's 9th annual issue; Deirdre Neilen reads "Hip Precautions" by Johanna Shapiro.
  • October: Reflections on Vol. 8; Featured readings: Oliver Rice's "What Do the Physicians Know About This?" and "Diagnosis 1972" by Lisa Roney.
  • August: Readings from Vol. 8: "Table, Cat, Tree" by Arlene L. Mendell and "Roman Holiday" by Dellana Diovisalvo.
  • July: Deirdre Neilen reads "Happy Accidents" by founder Bonnie St. Andrews and "Beach" by Pamela Ferris-Olson (featured in Vol. 8)
  • May: Readings of "The Other Mothers" by KB Kincer and "Faulty Armor" by Upstate medical student, Adam Philip Stern, (both featured in Vol. 8); interview with Adam Philip Stern
  • April: Reading of poems relating to survival and courage: "Puzzled" by Kathleen Grieger and "Brief Reprieve" by Katherine Aponick (both featured in Vol. 8)
  • March: Excerpts from Volume 8: "I Hope My Nurses Remember Playing Records" by Anya Silver and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Clinical Experience" by Katherine Leonard
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