18th volume of The Healing Muse literary journal is available
Editor Deirdre Neilen, PhD, unveils the new issue of The Healing Muse, Upstate's literary and visual arts journal. The cover includes a picture from photographer Michael Greenlar of a woman who is a member of the Algonquin people and lives in the bush of Quebec, Canada. Neilen speaks about the role of literature in medical education and the quest to find writing that inspires. She also talks about a second just-published volume she helped edit -- the poetry of Bonnie St. Andrews, PhD, titled "Round & Ripe & Wise," which is available for free to anyone who orders The Healing Muse. St. Andrews, an Upstate professor, founded The Healing Muse and died in 2003 of cancer.