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“HONEST”...“POIGNANT”...“FUNNY”...“BREATHTAKING”

A single poem—heart-rending, fearful, raging, beautiful, grotesque, even hilarious—lets us know we're not alone in dealing with cancer. This was the idea that launched The Cancer Poetry Project and drew more than 1,200 submissions from published poets, first-time poets and everyone in between. The award-winning result is a national anthology of 140 poems, plus the story and people behind each.


Thank you for your poems!
Nearly 150 poems have been selected for the second volume of The Cancer Poetry Project. Congratulations to all the selected poets, and thank you to everyone for sharing your poems with us! To download list of winners, click here.