New Journal of the Plague by Namaya – Radio Interview Monday Evening

Radio Interview for the New Journal of the Plague. Tonight’s the night! In just a few short hours, I’m being interviewed on RN.FM Radio: Nursing Unleashed!”, the newest internet radio station for nurses. Keith Carlson RN is a terrific nurse leader and the host of the show. Live interview is tonight at 9pm EST / 6pm PST. Here’s the link to listen in:

If you can’t listen in, bear in mind that the show will be immediately archived and available for listening on Blog Talk Radio (, and will also be quickly available as a free downloadable podcast on iTunes.

Call-in # is:(347) 308-8064. Call in with your questions and comments. The link to listen in tonight at 9pm EST / 6pm PST again is:


This book is a penetrating first person memoir by a male nurse and Vietnam era veteran who worked with AIDS patients at a Veterans hospital in NYC in the early ‘nineties. Though set in the first years of the
epidemic, one reader has said, “This book will stand among the classic tales of illness and healing.”

Many of the veterans depicted suffered not only from AIDS, but also mental illness, PTSD, alcoholism and drug addiction. The story is set on the ward that was called “Paradise Alley” by the men, because it lay”somewhere between heaven and hell… but mostly hell.” The provocative story is grounded in the timeless essence of nursing: caring. But it also reveals the nurse’s frustration in dealing with bureaucracy and indifference, as problematic in the 21st century as it was decades ago… perhaps moreso during today’s ongoing national debate about

Ultimately it is a beautiful story of one man’s struggle to stay sane and compassionate while working in an end-stage AIDS ward. It can also help today’s caregivers — not just of AIDS patients, but also the elderly, the mentally ill,  and others whose conditions require long-term confinement — a better context for understanding their roles in the increasingly conflicted world of medicine today.

T. Namaya is a poet and artist. He is a Vietnam era Navy veteran, who worked in a Veterans hospital in the 1990s as a nurse. Namaya is also a Family Nurse Practitioner and homeopathic physician. He is a popular speaker and lecturer at health conferences on wholistic medicine. Namaya is an international performance artist who works with veterans for peace and creates peace arts projects around the world. He has presented his art work for Peace at Clearwater Festival in NY, in NYC, at the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and Peace Centers. He will be presenting a performance and art at  the Villa Grimaldi Peace Park this December in Santiago Chile to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Chilean coup d’etat. In addition, to New Journal of the Plague – he is the author of three books of poetry most recently Vermont My Home, children’s CDs and books, and plays such as the “Beatnik Cafe” that was performed in NYC and New England.

” My art work is a celebration of the inevitability of peace, through art, word, and performance.”

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