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No one wants
Esther Altshul Helfgott is a poet, writing teacher, and mother of three adult children and of four grandchildren. Her writing has appeared in The Dakota House Journal, Spindrift, Switched-on-Gutenberg, Moondance, The American Psychoanalyst, The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Review, Mentress Moon, historylink, and other periodicals. She has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington (which took her 16 years to complete) and is the author of The Homeless One: A Poem in Many Voices (Kota Press, 2000). Esther edits the on-line literary journal: The Psychoanalytic Experience: Analysands Speak and she is the founding coordinator of Seattle’s “It’s About Time” Writers’ Reading Series, now in its 15th year.
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