Poetry voices for Cancer Research

Thursday 16th October 2014 10:00 pm

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Pembrokeshire writer George Sandifer-Smith has just published, The Wait, a collection of poetry from authors worldwide where every penny of profit will go to cancer research.

George, a PhD student at Aberystwyth university, like many relatives touched by cancer, wanted to do something to raise awareness and money after his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2013.

George says the poems cover subjects such as 'the fall of Troy to the Martian sands, and from microwaves to mammograms. The Wait is a collection of one hundred poems covering a swelling gyre of human, and sometimes less human, experiences, from previously unpublished poets to established veterans of the literary world'.

George's mother received the all clear two weeks ago after surgery; chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but he and his family are all too aware that cancer can affect almost anyone.

According to Cancer Research, a charity that primarily exists to raise money for research, one in three of us will suffer from some sort of cancer during our lifetime.

The Wait would make the ideal and uplifting Christmas present,

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