To Calvin White, "political" means taking a stand on issues that matter, wading into the nitty-gritty of who we are as humans and the lives we live and are sometimes forced to live. Poetojournalism is commentary and exposure: words create the imagery; poems create the photo; the photo tells the story. Our wars, our crimes, our relationships to others, the chronicling of our deeper selves--this is the world The Bodies explores.
About the author
A former high school teacher and counsellor in small town British Columbia, Calvin White translated his experience developing educational and therapeutic approaches for troubled teenagers into leading a team of local counsellors in Uzbekistan, a remote corner of central Asia. As a mental health specialist for Médecins Sans Frontières, he spent a year creating therapeutic practises aimed at saving the lives of hundreds of patients suffering from multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. Calvin makes his home in Salmon Arm, BC.