Danielle Weaver

School of Communication, Director

DANIE WEAVER has had a love/hate relationship with poetry. Studying English in College, she felt poetry was stiff and stifled, just repeating back what the professor demanded the poem to be. It wasn’t until she was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2011 that she discovered it to be a way to cope with being a cancer patient. She wrote about everything she knew and felt, and poetry became an outlet. It became the vial for tears, frustrations, pain, joys, questions, laughter and observations about how the world worked for a cancer patient.