Dear Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Diary & Poems

I hope it is not presumptuous of me to call Esther Helfgott my dear friend. I’ve known her for many years. We’ve been bumping into one another around Seattle poetry for decades, in fact, and in the last couple of years our meetings have grown in intensity, if not always in duration. I feel blessed to know, first hand, both her and her wise, thoughtful writing.

Esther was one of the first people to buy a copy of my new book, Sparrow, and I am very pleased to now be in possession of her new book, Dear Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Diary & PoemsThis coming Sunday she has an event at Ravenna’s Third Place Books, at 4 p.m., and I plan to be there.

I’ll let you know all about it. If you can come, let me know and we’ll talk after.

4 replies
  1. eahelfgott
    eahelfgott says:

    Dear Bethany, no it is not presumptuous of you. I feel the same way. I’m so glad you posted on my FB page. I didn’t know about your blog. I’m now one of your followers. I wish I would have known about your reading last night, I could actually have driven there (I don’t drive many places). Oh, well, next time.So glad you’re coming Sun:-) I love that you’re doing a blog!

  2. Kathleen Kirk
    Kathleen Kirk says:

    Glad to know of this. I did our local Alzheimer’s Walk this fall, and walked with many caregivers, family members, supporters, and people with Alzheimer’s. Please let her know I care for her from afar.


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