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Deborah Golden Alecson was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of Complicated Grief: A Collection of Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2014), We Are So Lightly Here: A Story About Conscious Dying (IntoPrint, Second Edition, 2014), Lost Lullaby (IntoPrint, Second Edition, 2014) and Alternative Treatments for Children Within the Autistic Spectrum (Keats Publishing, 1999). Her poetry has appeared in The Marsh Hawk Review, The Archer, Women’s Quarterly Review, Earthwise Poetry Journal, American Poetry Anthology, New Leaves Review, Hemlock Quarterly Review, and other journals. In 1997, Lost Lullaby was the recipient of the Washington Irving Book Award in nonfiction from the Westchester Library Association. Alecson is a thanatologist who facilitates workshops on spirituality in health care and has moderated interfaith forums on death, dying and the afterlife. Alecson teaches “Ethics of Health Care,” “Death, Dying and Bereavement,” and “Spirituality in Life Transitions” for Excelsior College (click here to read bio). View curriculum vitae.

Read more about Alecson's recent work in the Winter 2022 feature "The eyes have it! Turned down for Exit services, she now works in the program."


Thanatology, Deborah Golden Alecson
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