Lynne Knight: “When my mother was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia in January of 1999, there were only four or five websites that had any information about it. But now it’s recognized as the second-most common form of dementia, after Alzheimer’s. Because I believe that had my mother known what she had coming (she was diagnosed four years into the illness), she would have committed suicide, I was deeply moved by this news about Robin Williams. I’m glad he was able to stop the disease before it turned him into someone not himself.” (website)
This week’s Rattlecast features 2008 Rattle Poetry Prize winner Joseph Fasano, plus open lines. Fasano is the author of four books of poetry and a recent novel, and is founder of the Poem for You series, a digital space offering recitations of listeners’ favorite poems by request. Tanner Stening also joins us to discuss the Overview Effect on Poets Respond Live.
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