Prescribing Poetry with Pills


There are things poetry can do and things it can’t. And while my aim is to ease suffering, sometimes the work is to be with it.

Finding the words to console someone ill or grieving is an intensely complicated process. What do you say to someone in a waiting room fraught with anxiety? Over at Lit Hub, Ronna Bloom explores her interesting initiative to offer poetry to people in the hospital.

Victor Luo is a graduate of UC Davis's MA in Creative Writing program specializing in fiction. He lives in Los Angeles where he loves never having to be cold. More from this author →