Constance Hanstedt is an author and poet living in Northern California. Her poetry has received numerous awards and has appeared in The Comstock Review, Calyx, Rattle, The Naugatuck River Review, Diane Lockward’s The Crafty Poet, and many other literary journals.

Don’t Leave Yet: How My Mother’s Alzheimer’s Opened My Heart is Constance’s first book. It was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association memoir competition in 2011. After it was published by She Writes Press in 2015, it was named a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards in the memoir category and a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards in narrative nonfiction.

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Near to my heart:

Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Research
Alzheimer’s Poetry Project 
She Writes Press