Bosom Pals- Eight Poets Share their Experiences of Breast Cancer
Bosom Pals is a collection of poetry and artworks that was published by Doire Press in 2017. Edited by writer and poet Marie Cadden, who sadly passed away in December 2017, the collection features eight women poets’ experiences of breast cancer and is beautifully complemented by powerful drawings of the female form post-surgery by artist Ruth Cadden, Marie’s daughter. The Bosom Pal poets’ are Marie Cadden, Marrion Cox, Mary Hanlon, Susan Lindsay, Mary Madec, Mari Maxwell, Robyn Rowland and Lorna Shaughnessy.
Marie Cadden’s hope was that the book would raise awareness among academics and researchers and put a human face on living with breast cancer. This collection is also a visual exhibition, a project initiated by her and which she was closely involved in until her death, is in honour of her life and work.
Marina WildAll proceeds from this book go towards Breast Cancer Research, Galway.