Candis St. John
Candis St. John was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to Grenadian and Jamaican parents. She was exposed to Caribbean poetry and folklore at an early age. Something about poetry always stuck out to her and it became her favorite genre of literature. Influenced by her love of poetry, she started writing her own at the age of 9.
Candis was born with Sickle Cell Anemia. She has endured physical, mental and emotional pain throughout her life at the hands of this crippling disease and other unfortunate events in her life. Candis has been able to find healing and catharsis through writing poetry. She also hopes to touch the lives of those who may be going through their own pain, shining a light into dark places through words rooted in love and truth. Not only is she a healer through writing, but also by profession. Candis is an emergency room nurse, but has always cherished the arts. She is honored and proud to share her work with the world.
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My Book of Tears
by Candis St. John
This is a collection of poetry that was written over the course of many years.These poems are about overcoming struggles and finding strength in your pain.
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