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John J. Guiney Yallop (left) identifies as a parent, a partner and a poet who believes in community and in paying attention to emotions. John was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the winter of 2009, shortly after his fiftieth birthday. Support came from many people--his daugher, Brittany (middle), and his partner, Gary (right), and from other family members, as well as from friends and colleagues, near and far. To explore his emotions while dealing with the disease, John wrote a chapbook of twenty-five poems which he titled Notes To My Prostate.