Dr. KEITH BLOCK will discuss
Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment
Tuesday, August 4th at 7 PM
Dr. Keith Block is at the global vanguard of innovative cancer care. As medical
director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois, he has treated thousands of
patients who have lived long, full lives beyond their original prognoses. In Life Over Cancer, he has distilled almost thirty years of experience into a groundbreaking book that gives patients a systematic, research-based plan for developing the physical and emotional vitality they need to meet the demands of treatment and recovery. Based on a profound understanding of how body and mind can work together to defeat disease, Block's authoritative guide combines the best of conventional medicine with the best scientifically
supported complementary therapies, enabling patients and their doctors to create individualized, lifesaving treatment plans.
Poets D.A. POWELL & RACHEL LODEN
will read from their latest works
Thursday, August 6th at 7 PM
D.A. Powell, one of contemporary poetry's most intriguing, singular
voices, wrote the poetry trilogy Tea (1998), Lunch (2000), and Cocktails (2004), which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In his new
collection, Chronic, the San Francisco-based poet strikes out for the
farther territories of love and comes back from those fields with loss, with
flowers faded, "blossom blast and dieback." Chronic describes the
flutter and cruelty of erotic encounter, temptation, and bitter heartsickness,
but with Powell's deep lyric beauty and his own brand of dark wit.
"No accessible poet of his generation is half as original, and no poet as
original is this accessible."
– The New York Times Book Review
Rachel Loden - author of Hotel Imperium, winner of the Contemporary
Poetry Series Competition of the University of Georgia
Press, and named one of the ten best poetry books of the year by The
San Francisco Chronicle - will read from her new collection, Dick of
the Dead. An investigation into American sexual and political
consciousness, at the eccentric heart of Dick of the Dead lies the
undead and uneasy 37th president of the United States, Richard M. Nixon. A force
of nature, Nixon throws off his gravestone in the garden at Yorba Linda, calls
up his troops, his family, and even his black and white cocker spaniel, ready to
smash death by any means necessary, to beat back a sea of pretenders and retake
Washington by storm. Loden's new collection is a trip through the underworld of
the American psyche, much funnier and ultimately much more serious than any one
book of poems has a right to be.