Prescription for poetry? How Ronna Bloom uses poetry as medicine

Bloom is the poet-in-residence at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she regularly prescribes poetry for doctors and patients alike.
Ronna Bloom is the poet-in-residence at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ont. (Vanessa Greco/CBC)
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She's got a lab coat and a sign that reads "The Poet is IN." Canadian poet Ronna Bloom invites listeners inside Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, where she regularly prescribes poetry for doctors and patients alike.

Bloom's latest book of poetry, The More, is out now.

Produced by Vanessa Greco


Ronna Bloom prescribed q producer Vanessa Greco with this poem. (Vanessa Greco/CBC)

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