Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 129–141 | Cite as

Children, Death, and Poetry

  • John Graham-Pole


The author, a pediatric oncologist, reflects on his own poetry in relation to his work with dying or life-challenged children. For the author; poetry writing serves to reclaim the creative self, express feelings, clarify thinking, connect with others, and develop a philosophy of life.


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Graham-Pole
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  1. 1.University of Florida, Pediatric Hematology/OncologyGainesvilleUSA

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