Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Notes to My Prostate

Notes To My Prostate

written by,John J. Guiney Yallop

Poetry Reading and Chapbook Launch

Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

The Box of Delights Bookshop

466 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Notes To My Prostate, a poetry chapbook of twenty-five poems written after my diagnosis with prostate cancer, through surgery, and to recovery, is now available from The Box of Delights Bookshop, 466 Main Street, Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2, Phone: 902-542-9511, E-mail:, Website: (Two dollars from the the sale of each chapbook will be donated to prostate cancer reasearch or to a support group for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.)

Dr. John J. Guiney Yallop is a parent, a partner, and a poet. Dr. Guiney Yallop’s research includes poetic inquiry, narrative inquiry, autoethnography, and performative social science. He uses these methodologies to explore identities, communities, and emotional landscapes. This book of poetry is a collection based on his recent experiences with prostate cancer. Dr. Guiney Yallop is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Acadia University.

"Many men diagnosed with prostate cancer will recognize themselves in John J. Guiney Yallop’s Notes To My Prostate. Many men aren’t very good at expressing the feelings John describes; they will find strength in his humorous and emotional lines." – Dick Groot, photographer, and founding member of Eastern Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group

"With a poet's precision, John cuts to the visceral heart of the experience of prostate cancer in poems that resonate with poignant loss, courageous hope, and unwavering love."–Carl Leggo, poet and professor, University of British Columbia

"How do you deal with your own mortality, and with losing a part of yourself that is identified with your gender? John J. Guiney Yallop answers in ways that will surprise you, and with a deft economy of words." – John Oughton, author of Counting Out the Millennium

"In experiencing John's work we are privileged witnesses to his deepest thoughts about life and love, loss and survival and one can only wonder at the things we all hold and may need one day to release and let go. John Guiney Yallop writes notes to his prostate with spare poetic honesty and profound courage "an ocean of meaning" and offers it out to the universe so that we all might learn."
Cheryl McLean, Publisher, The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice

Two dollars from the price of $9.95 will be donated
to prostate cancer research or to a support group
for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Copies available: The Box of Delights Bookshop, 466 Main Street,
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, B4P 1E2.
Phone: 902-542-9511 E-mail: Online:

John Guiney Yallop's work will also be featured in the upcoming book "Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change"