About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet and photographer in Greater Cleveland. He is currently working on his fifth poetry book. Don is the author of four earlier books of poetry (Stilling the Waters, Walks in Life's Sacred Garden, Chasing Cosmic Butterflies, and Poetic Reflections on Economic Development, and four books combining his poetry and photography (Winter Spirit, Spring Promises, Magical Light, and Speaking Out on the Unspeakable: Poems and Photographs about Human Trafficking). Don is also the editor of two books of poetry. The first is a collection of his father's poems When God Speaks to Us, and the second is a collection of poems written by mental health patients called Windows into Ourselves: Poetry on the Experience of Mental Illness. Don holds a Masters Degree in Consciousness Studies with a specialization in Mind-Body Medicine. He holds a Professional Diploma in Economic Development and a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology. Finally, he completed graduate studies in Organizational Behavior. Don is clinically certified as a Reiki Master Therapist, Meditation Guide, and Life Purpose Coach. He works with cancer patients at Cleveland Clinic as a complementary health therapist, where he is also involved in training other caregivers in healing practices, and conducts research on the use of these therapies in cancer care. Don worked in the economic development field for many years before his move into healthcare.

Book Testimonial: Cancer as Spiritual Teacher

Your words touched my heart. Hopefully, they also touched my cancer. I am trusting they did. You’re right we will try anything, even poetry, when we have cancer. This made me smile. While I agree that the spiritual pilgrimage approach to cancer healing is best, it’s all out warfare when we are desperate to survive and grow stronger. Thank you for sharing your book and your cancer journey. You inspire me!” ~Melody, Birmingham, AL.