Poetry. Winner of the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the category of poetry! The poems of THE APHASIA CAFÉ write the lives of individuals who, because of stroke or dementia, have lost all or part of their ability to use language, exploring what happens to self when language, the tool we use to construct who we are, suddenly fractures along one of its many fault lines. Sections of THE APHASIA CAFÉ also explore language and self-identity in relation to family life, political violence, bigotry, shame, and redemption.
Dawn McGuire is a neurologist and author of three poetry collections, including AMERICAN DREAM WITH EXIT WOUND (IF SF Publishing, 2017) and THE APHASIA CAFÉ (IF SF Publishing, 2012), winner of the 2013 Indie Book Award for Poetry. She grew up in the Appalachian region of Kentucky and was educated at Princeton University, Union Theological Seminary, and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She lives and works in Northern California.Author City: San Francisco Bay Area, CA USA