The Heart's Truth

   Leopold’s Maneuvers

   Intensive Care: More Poetry
   and Prose by Nurses

   I Knew a Woman: Four
   Women Patients and Their
   Female Caregiver

   Willy Nilly Poems for Children

   Details of Flesh

   Between the Heartbeats:
   Poetry and Prose by Nurses

   The Body Flute

   Conversion/Return

 

 

Cortney's latest book, "When the Nurse Becomes a Patient: A Story in Words and Images," a powerful and personal illness narrative, will be published by Kent State University Press in March, 2015. Poet Jeanne Bryner, in her introduction to "When the Nurse Becomes a Patient" writes: The honest paintings in Cortney Davisís When the Nurse Becomes a Patient allow us to enter the experience of illness not from a birdís eye view or from across the table, but from one brush stroke away. In twelve amazing paintings and commentaries we see a womanís dependency unveiled, how the body becomes faceless, sexless and totally exposed from the husking of our layered selves to be remade by the many hands, words and deeds of caregivers. This is a civil war, and Davis is the nurse who strayed outside the fort. She was captured in the country of illness. If you are not afraid of the mouthís bear of terror, then take her hand, be brave enough to travel with her.