Monday, August 08, 2005

Widow writes of life with bipolar husband

The Albuquerque Tribune: Books

"While still in Texas, Cora started writing poetry, a kind of autobiography in verse, as a way of preserving memories for her children. That resulted in several volumes of self-published verse with titles such as 'The Good Old Days,' 'Philosophies and Phoolishness' and 'Diary of an Adventure.'

Some of those poems are about Harry's illness, and some of them are woven into the chapters of 'Absence of Grief.' The poems provide glimpses of the love, patience and humor that helped Cora live with the man who told her he was crazy."