Anne Whitehouse Q&A

Anne Whitehouse is the author of the poetry collections, The Surveyor’s Hand, Blessings and Curses (Poetic Matrix Press, 2009), Bear in Mind (Finishing Line Press, 2010), and One Sunday Morning (Finishing Line Press, 2011). She is also the author of the novel, Fall Love. We at Healthy Artists really admire Anne’s literary work, teaching history, and distinguished career in development work with non-profits, so we decided she was the perfect Healthy Artist to feature in our first issue. We asked her some questions about her work and views and learned that she has an extremely personal and passionate connection to universal health care.

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Three Poems by Laura LeHew

Queen for a Day

Do you remember that old TV show
where some smiling woman is crowned,
and wins, what every woman wishes for,
a brand new—washer and a dryer?

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One Poem by Dana Killmeyer

Single Prayer Health Care
Inspired by misread bumper sticker

Our Doctor,
Whose Art is Health Care,
Helpful be thy name.
Thy kindness felt,
Thy ill made well,
through prevention and detection.

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One Image by Julie Sokolow

The View Outside

The View Outside

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Four Poems by Anne Whitehouse

After the Accident

Frederick’s as careless of his body
as if he were one of the fish
he catches in the Hampton Bays.
He’s fractured his bones a dozen times;
each mending has left him
more fragile than before.

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Two Poems by Alan D Harris

Investigational Treatment

Our claim is denied. They say,
“This procedure is investigational.”
As my wife clings to life,
I wonder, who is investigating

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