Alysa Cummings is a breast cancer survivor, certified poetry therapist and founder of Pink Ribbon Poetry support group focusing on the power of writing to heal. She regularly publishes poetry therapy projects on the Oncolink website where she has been named Poet-in-Residence.
Ms. Cummings reviews cancer-themed books and media for Oncolink and has started two Oncolink blogs: Greetings from CancerLand and CancerLand Bookshelf. Her writing has appeared in MAMM magazine, in Barbara Delinsky’s book Uplift and most recently as a chapter in the book Writing Away the Demons.
In 2008 the National Association of Poetry Therapy gave Ms. Cummings their Public Service Award for her work with breast cancer survivors. She regularly volunteers for the American Cancer Society, for Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service and for Samaritan Hospice.