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Kelvin, Joanne Frankel, and Leslie B. Tyson, 100 Questions and Answers about Cancer Symptoms and Cancer Treatment Side Effects, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005.

This book is not meant for medical professionals but is easy for a person researching the topic to understand.

Kooser, Ted, “Lying for the Sake of Making Poems,” in After Confession: Poetry as Autobiography, edited by Kate Sontag and David Graham, Graywolf Press, 2001, pp. 158-61.

Kooser rejects the idea of making up events from one's life, finding life itself rich enough to sustain poetry—a position that is clearly evident in “At the Cancer Clinic.”

Solomon, Deborah, “The Way We Live Now: 9-12-04: Questions for Ted Kooser; Plains Verse,” in the New York Times Magazine, September 12, 2004, p. 21.

This interview was conducted soon after Kooser became poet laureate. He gives his views on such diverse subjects as the value to writers of unhappy childhoods and...

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