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Robison Poems: 'Stigma' and 'Wisdom's Ways'

In the years since her stroke, Margaret Robison has written many poems to evoke her experience in hospitals. She often writes with gratitude about the work of nurses aides and other caregivers. In "Stigma," Robison compares dealing with the stroke to the difficulty of talking openly about mental illness and "Wisdom's Ways" is dedicated to a nurse's aide from Kenya who helped Margaret during one hospital stay.

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