On the evening of her 26th birthday in 1989, Laura Chagnon was attacked and left for dead on Harrison Avenue in Boston. Her life changed that night…for the better. After spending nearly five weeks in a coma and awaking a legally blind quadriplegic.
Laura then spent four years in a rehabilitation facility when doctors wanted to instead have her institutionalized. She forgives her still unknown attackers for leaving her with the gift of poetry. “I’d gladly trade my legs in exchange for the ability to write poetry,” says Laura. During a journey that has lasted twenty-eight years,
Laura has composed over 6,000 poems. She composes from sun up to sun down. Her soulmate Tom calls her a poetry machine. After launching her very successful books, Never Touched a Pen, Accepting the Waltz, Moon-Dusted Blue, So Blessed to be Alive and her autobiography, My Name is not Jane Doe, Laura is at it again with perhaps her greatest collection to date, Risen from the Ashes.
The seventh in the Inspired Poetry of Laura Chagnon. Enjoy the inspired poetry of this incredible woman who many refer to as the Poet Laureate of Massachusetts.
Cover Illustration by Jeffery Sweet