23 Romoda Dr, Canton, NY 13617, United States
St. Lawrence University where Bonnie A. St. Andrews received her Bachelor of Arts degree.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United States
Syracuse University where Bonnie A. St. Andrews received her Doctor of Philosophy degree.
Bonnie A. St. Andrews began her studies at St. Lawrence University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1980 she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in American literature at Syracuse University.
Bonnie A. St. Andrews was the distinguished teaching professor of bioethics and humanities at State University of New York Upstate Medical University from 1997 being before that a professor from 1992. She was the founding editor of SUNY Upstate's journal of literary and visual arts named The Healing Muse and created University Hospital's "Kids in Art" program.
A poet and a scholar, St. Andrews published widely. Her works appear in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Gettysburg Review, JAMA, The Georgia Review, Commonweal, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Midnight Mind, Journal of Genetic Counseling, Pharos, Journal of the American Medical Association, Carolina Quarterly, and Virginia Quarterly, among others. She contributed poetry to anthologies, including Nantucket: A Collection.
Her books include Forbidden Fruit: On the Relationship between Women and Knowledge in Doris Lessing, Selma Lagerlöf, Kate Chopin, and Margaret Atwood (1986), the poetry chapbooks Stealing the Light (1991) and The Healing Muse (1999). Her collection of poems, Learning from Renoir, was published in 2003. In 2018, the book of Bonnie's poetry, Round & Ripe & Wise, was published. Within its pages, a reader can find ample evidence of the poet's talent, grace, and wisdom. Her poems remind of the world's beauty and the possibility of joy.
"Far from being separate, art and science, I discovered, are Siamese twins joined at the heart. They are two hands clapping. They are the recto and verso pages of one long and balanced book."
"My poetry moved from images of Nature to those of technology, from lacy tracery to tendon, sinew, musculature, and bone growing like jade inside a mountain. Working with physicians, nurses, clinicians, technologists, therapists, patients, children with oncology opened the arteries of my creative life and saved rather than imperiled it."
"I hope my works praise the courage and compassion of patients and practitioners, of families and intimate strangers within the world of the Healers. And I hope I have helped to place the Arts back in the heart of that world."
"Poetry is not enterprising, having no bottom line even in a couplet. It [has] no motive more profitable than articulating the systole and diastole of the heart."
Bonnie A. St. Andrews was a member of Poetry Society of America, Poets and Writers, Associated Writing Programs, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and Aurora for the Blind.
Physical Characteristics: The cause of St. Andrews death was a brain tumor.