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The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home (American Poets Continuum) Paperback – September 20, 2011
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"Janice Harrington's work should be required reading for nurses, doctors and practitioners entering the ward." The Washington Independent Review of Books
Janice Harrington, an accomplished poet and author of children’s books, takes on a difficult, deep, yet rewarding topic in this collection of poems regarding life in a nursing home You will not look at someone in scrubs who you know is not a doctor the same again when you see them in the grocery store at some odd hour, tired as all, buying something for dinner at midnight The ability of poetry to bring difficult lives into view with empathy is something Harrington handles with the utmost of skill, and I do hope she will continue to apply for all of our profit.”Coal Hill Review
This book-length collection of poems vividly describes the daily routines and grapples with the philosophical concerns of long-term care, including the complexities of aging, the burdens and rewards of caregiving, and the inevitably of death,” says Mullaney. you don’t need to be a particular fan of poetry to appreciate Harrington’s work. Her language, while artful, is rarely esoteric, and many of the poems tell some sort of story or paint a portrait of a character.” - Mcknight's Long-term Care News
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Sensitive look into our nursing homes and the angels that are able to do the work of caring for frail seniors who we will all become....Published 19 months ago by MARK GUTHRIE