An Interview With Kathy O’Shea

An Interview With Kathy O’Shea

Kathleen O’Shea recently published So Much More Than a Headache: Understanding Migraine through Literature. We asked Kathleen a few questions about her journey living with migraine disease and her decision to write a book. Can you tell us about yourself? I…

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Freight Train Coming, by Christopher Clauss

Freight Train Coming, by Christopher Clauss

This is an original long-form poem about my experience with migraines: the onset, the symptoms, and the fog that comes afterward.

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Jane Schapiro

Jane Schapiro

I wrote this poem to try to put my migraine experience into language. Pain can erase one’s whole world. One yearns only for relief. After pain, I sometimes experience what Oliver Sacks described as a post-migraine euphoria: an overwhelming sense of ease and contentment. My neighbor’s yard is filled with azaleas. Most of the year it is a tangled mess of shrubs but when it blooms, it’s gorgeous. My post-migraine euphoria feels like the azaleas in bloom. But is the euphoria worth the pain?

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Headache Poetry: The Unknown Mystery Headache

Headache Poetry: The Unknown Mystery Headache

In the fall of 2006 the NHF’s Headache Education and Support Group facilitators invited their attendees to submit headache-related poetry. Because interest in this project grew, it was opened up to all who visit the NHF’s web site, as well…

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Headache Poetry: The Pain Never Goes Away; I Call It My Friend

Headache Poetry: The Pain Never Goes Away; I Call It My Friend

In the fall of 2006 the NHF’s Headache Education and Support Group facilitators invited their attendees to submit headache-related poetry. Because interest in this project grew, it was opened up to all who visit the NHF’s web site, as well…

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Submitted Poetry: The Noodle is Under Attack

Submitted Poetry: The Noodle is Under Attack

In the fall of 2006 the NHF’s Headache Education and Support Group facilitators invited their attendees to submit headache-related poetry. Because interest in this project grew, it was opened up to all who visit the NHF’s web site, as well…

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Headache Poetry: Status "Migrainosus"

Headache Poetry: Status "Migrainosus"

In the fall of 2006 the NHF’s Headache Education and Support Group facilitators invited their attendees to submit headache-related poetry. Because interest in this project grew, it was opened up to all who visit the NHF’s web site, as well…

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Headache Poetry: STATIC

Headache Poetry: STATIC

In the fall of 2006 the NHF’s Headache Education and Support Group facilitators invited their attendees to submit headache-related poetry. Because interest in this project grew, it was opened up to all who visit the NHF’s web site, as well…

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Headache Poetry: Oh What A Day

Headache Poetry: Oh What A Day

In the fall of 2006 the NHF’s Headache Education and Support Group facilitators invited their attendees to submit headache-related poetry. Because interest in this project grew, it was opened up to all who visit the NHF’s web site, as well…

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Headache Poetry: Never Far Behind

Headache Poetry: Never Far Behind

In the fall of 2006 the NHF’s Headache Education and Support Group facilitators invited their attendees to submit headache-related poetry. Because interest in this project grew, it was opened up to all who visit the NHF’s web site, as well…

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Submitted Poetry: I Have Learned to Fly

Submitted Poetry: I Have Learned to Fly

In the fall of 2006 the NHF’s Headache Education and Support Group facilitators invited their attendees to submit headache-related poetry. Because interest in this project grew, it was opened up to all who visit the NHF’s web site, as well…

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Headache Poetry: Headaches Suck

Headache Poetry: Headaches Suck

In the fall of 2006 the NHF’s Headache Education and Support Group facilitators invited their attendees to submit headache-related poetry. Because interest in this project grew, it was opened up to all who visit the NHF’s web site, as well…

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