Carl Hancock Rux presented Steingraber’s poem at the May 15, 2012, New Yorkers Against Fracking Rally and Concert
Photo ©Jessica Riehl
Book of Poems
Moving from the intimate space of a cancer patient’s hospital bed to the national sacrifice zones of atomic bomb test sites, Sandra Steingraber’s Post-Diagnosis sets out to find Ground Zero in order to tell “the whole story of what happened.”
The author—a gifted young poet, a survivor of cancer in her twenties, a biologist with an environmental bent committed to cancer activism—writes about hope and renunciation, desire and determination.
Sandra has had a long-time collaboration with Boston-based composer John McDonald. Here are some of the results of that collaboration.
First audio sample
Second audio sample