Upstate Authors Celebrate Poetry Month with Public Readings
David Manfredi MD, a family medicine doctor, read his poems “Doctor Patient” and “Tumor.” Kaylee Wilkinson, a theater administrator, read an essay about anorexia and apple crisp. Bruce Bennett, chair of English at Wells College, read a poem about a man who took up gardening in the final days of cancer, knowing he wouldn't live to see the plants grow. Elijah Dut BS-RN, an Upstate nurse and alumnus, spoke of his childhood as a Sudanese refugee and asked “What kind of animal is hunger?”
The next “Healing Muse” reading will be held on Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m. at Buffalo Street Books, DeWitt Mall at Cayuga and Tioga streets, Ithaca, NY. The reading is open to the public and organized by Upstate‘s Department of Bioethics and Humanities.