About Victoria Hallerman, author
Victoria Hallerman is a poet, teacher, and health activist. Her poetry has been anthologized in The Pushcart Prize, and is featured in the permanent archive of The Academy of American Poets. She has published extensively in literary magazines (a regular contributor to Poetry), and her book of poems, The Aerialist, won the Bright Hill Prize. For more about Victoria the poet, click here >
As a result of her husband’s cancer, she became a member of Man to Man, the national prostate cancer support network and co-founder of What About Me?, a support group for partners of cancer patients and survivors. How We Survived Prostate Cancer: What we did and what we should have done began as a journal of her experience of prostate cancer from the partner’s perspective. She and her husband Dean — a full partner in the book whose voice appears throughout — have been married since 1969. They live in Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City.