Parkinson’s Poetry: Wayne A. Gilbert Performs PD Refusenik

Wayne Gilbert - PD Refusenik - Davis Phinney Foundation

One of the best things about working at the Davis Phinney Foundation is that we get to meet some of the most inspiring and talented people out there. Wayne A. Gilbert is one of those people.

Wayne is, among other things, a retired teacher and professor of English and of Educational Psychology. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005 and has been writing about his experiences living with it ever since.

In this video, Wayne performs PD Refusenik. After you watch it, be sure to leave a comment and let him know what you think. Then, we’ll be back each Saturday for the month of May and beyond to share more of his work.

Want to watch more from Wayne?

Toxic Psalm
Parkinson’s Is Nothing Like Boxing
Parkinson’s is No Gift, Jim
Parkie Workout (for Elizabeth)
Naughty Parkie Kids & Strange Romance

Want more stories on how people use art to live well with Parkinson’s?

Here are a few Moments of Victory® stories that’ll inspire you to bring a little bit of art into your life.

Moments of Victory – Kat Hill Learns How to Paint, Box and Thrive with Parkinson’s
Moments of Victory – Mike Riley Exercises His Brain by Painting
Moments of Victory – Jan Grimes Found the Silver Lining in Her Parkinson’s Diagnosis
Moment of Victory – Margaret Blackwell Uses Creativity as a Tool for Joy
Moments of Victory – Kimerly Coshow Finds Her True Calling by Dreaming Big

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Comments (4)

This Wonder filled man is a poet whom I have been pleased to call ‘friend’ ‘brother’ for over 50 years. He is so creative and willing to risk sharing himself in amazing words.

Thanks for watching, Dwight. We are in the mutual admiration society for Wayne!

I couldn’t be prouder to call this man family and artistic collaborator. I am thrilled that DPF is sharing is work with the world in this way. Go Wayne!!!

Hi Sarah – You are both lucky to call each other family. What talent you both have. We’re so fortunate to have you in our community.

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