Cancer as Spiritual Teacher, Poems on Walking the Healing Path

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About the Book

I'm excited to share the news that my new book of poetry, Cancer as Spiritual Teacher, Poems about Walking the Healing Path, was released on August 16, 2018. The book is a collection of poems about reclaiming and engaging our spirits during the cancer journey. It encourages the reader to view the cancer healing journey as a spiritual pilgrimage, much like pilgrims walk the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain in search of spiritual insight and direction. As pilgrims, the Camino requires our commitment to walk each day with openness, determination, gratitude, and healing intention. Our cancer journeys require the same of us. The book was written for cancer patients and survivors, and their family members, friends, and professional caregivers.


I have been a poet for many years. Cancer as Spiritual Teacher is my fifth poetry book. I am also a cancer survivor. Interestingly, I began work on this book three months before I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Since my radical prostatectomy at Cleveland Clinic in July 2018, I have begun my pilgrimage along the El Camino del Cáncer—A path that has been filled with learning, uncertainty, fear, pain, spiritual insight, love, gratitude, and healing. My cancer experience has challenged my deepest beliefs about life and death, and what happens in between the two. This book speaks to how I am working with these challenges in a spiritual way.


I enjoy giving inspiring and informative poetry readings and educational lectures about poetry, medicine, healing, and spirituality. Please contact me about possible opportunities to share my work.


About the Author

Don Iannone works with cancer patients as a complementary medicine therapist at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. He is the author of five poetry books, the editor of two poetry book, and he has published five books containing his photography and poetry. His poetry has been published in various poetry journals and online publications. Before working in healthcare, Don worked for many years in economic development, higher education, and environmental quality. He holds an M.A. in Consciousness Studies (with a specialization in mind-body medicine), and is clinically certified as a Reiki Master Therapist, Meditation Guide, and Life Purpose Coach. Learn more about Don's work by visiting his website. He can be reached by email at .


Learn More About the Book


Wisdom Work Press, Cleveland, Ohio


Paperback: $14.95


Kindle Version: $6.99


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