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Not One of These Poems Is About You

A poetry book by Teva Harrison.

Teva Harrison

In this remarkable, frank and gut-wrenching mix of words and images, Teva continues on her journey, grappling with what it means to live with metastatic breast cancer. She plunges deep into her inner world, shadowing the progression of the disease. Reality takes on sharp edges: the swell of cancer and its retreat with chemo. Her inner corporeal reality versus her outer manifestation of health, vitality and femininity. Holding fast to the great love of her life, while preparing to leave him behind. Contemplating who she was before cancer and who she is now.

Starkly honest and wholly profound, Not One of These Poems Is About You distills life to its essence. Teva Harrison continues to gift the world with her clear-eyed insight and her open heart. (From House of Anansi Press)

Harrison's comic In-Between Days won the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Non-Fiction and was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for nonfiction.

Harrison died at the age of 42 on April 27, 2019. 

Interviews with Teva Harrison

There are many books about living with cancer. And then there's Teva Harrison's. The Toronto writer began drawing comics in response to her terminal diagnosis. 9:23
There are many books about living with cancer, and then there is Teva Harrison's, "In-Between Days". Matt Galloway spoke with her this morning. 9:03
A conversation with author Teva Harrison about her book: In-Between Days. A collection of comics and essays about her life with a stage 4 metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. 8:59

Other books by Teva Harrison

 

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