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Sherry Sheehan
FlakeHQ's Poet Laureate

Sherry Sheehan has been contributing poems about flaking since August 2001.  Her poems are poignant, funny, profound — strong evidence that the pain and stigma of living with psoriasis can inspire art that matters.  She accepted a designation as FlakeHQ's Poet Laureate in 2006.  The work presented here is "about psoriasis."  Sherry's oeuvre is much broader than that.  For more poetry by Sherry Sheehan, click here Read the FlakeHQ Interview with Sherry Sheehan here.

And here is an award-winning poem by Sherry: Though its subject is not psoriasis, its theme belongs to all of us.  Reproduced here by special permission:  EXPLANATION TO A GRIEF GROUP

IF I WERE
December 2010

INTERIORS
painting by Marco Rosales Shaw
September 2010

AN INSIDE JOB
July 2010

SUGGESTIBLE
May 2010

SOUL TO SOLE
March 2010

POST-ITS & PLAQUES
January 2010

VAINLY PREOCCUPEYED
November 2009

A SOLIPSISTIC SOULILOQUY
September 2009

CELLULAR CONVERSION
May 2009

IT'S ALL RELATIVE
March 2009

CRACKING THE CODES
January 2009

HILLS & SKIN
November 2008

NO WAY TO LOSE
September 2008

RED BEACH
after a painting by Judy Molyneux
July 2008

ARTFUL HOME BREW
May 2008

NOISE
May 2008

WRITERS WITH SKIN LIKE OURS
March 2008

BAGGAGE
January 2008

A FLAKER'S FLOATER FACTS
November 2007

GRATEFUL ANYWAY
November 2007

FLAKERS & PEELERS
September 2007

GODS PLAY WITH US
July 2007

PERSONAL GEOGRAPHY
March 2007

SCALE
March 2007

COSTUMED
November 2006

SNOW GLOBE
September 2006

PLAYFUL PARTING
painting by Robert Chapla
May 2006

NO OWNERS MANUAL
painting by Robert Chapla
March 2006

ALTERNATIVE PATHS
painting by Robert Chapla
January 2006

BETWEEN US
March 2005

THE DAILY DEAL
November 2004

WHAT DIDN'T WORK FOR ME
November 2004

EUCALYPTUS ENVY
July 2003

bcc
July 2003

BRIGHT SPOTS
June 2002

FLAKING LIFE
February 2002

CYCLE
November 2001

FINGERNAILS
August 2001

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