Jean DiMotto


Jean DiMotto writes haiku and creative nonfiction (literary essays and true stories creatively told) and does freelance legal writing. She has been a judge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for more than fifteen years and has been a nurse for forty-five. 

The creative nonfiction piece, “Reflections: A Mind in Search of its Moorings,” is an example of Jean’s braiding her writing with her nursing and judicial perspectives.


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Haiku of the Month

She can tell she’s aging when
only older men
look and drink her in 



Cancer Light Blog

Jean was treated for cancer with chemotherapy followed by major surgery. She reflected on her experiences during those twelve months with honesty, poignancy and humor. Her blog, Cancer Light, has been read by people in more than 70 countries on six continents.

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