Risa Denenberg is an itinerant aging hippy currently living in Tacoma, Washington. She earns her keep as a nurse practitioner and freelance medical writer.
Risa is drawn (compelled, perhaps) to exploring themes of suffering and death and their intersections with religion, medicine, science, and the arts, particularly through poetry. Risa loves her solitude and enjoys reading, writing, drawing, cooking, and any kind of meaningful communication.
About her own poems, Risa says, “I think my poems come mostly from some hybrid of my own experiences and my work as a nurse/practitioner. Although I’ve worked in a number of settings, I gravitate to the cracks where suffering is pervasive and spiritual resilience abounds.” You can find links to some of Risa’s poems on the tab labeled my poems.