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Ric Masten

Diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in February 1999, Ric Masten has survived for nine years and counting. For decades, Masten's unique mix of minstrel-ministry and poetic philosophy has challenged and inspired audiences in many settings - conferences, colleges, schools, and churches across the country. These poems reveal his humorous, unflinching, and edgy take on mortality and living with illness.

From the book:
finally the hypochondriac
has more than windmills to tilt with
the philosopher arming himself
with exactly the proper petard
an explosive statement
found in an e-mail message
beneath a cancer combatant's name
a perfect end line, wily and wise,
reads: I ask God:
"How much time do I have before I die?"
"Enough to make a difference."
God replies

More Information
  • Published : 01/09/2008
  • ISBN : 9781558965393
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : Skinner House Books
  • Size (mm): 140 x 210
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 104
  • Edition :