Poetry in Medicine: An Anthology of Poems about Doctors, Patients, Illness and Healing
March 16, 2015
6.47 X 0.98 X 8.78 inches | 1.17 pounds
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About the Author
Michael Salcman is a neurosurgeon, art critic, teacher, and poet. He is the author of two collections of verse, six medical textbooks, and many articles on medicine and art. He lives in Baltimore.
Michael Collier is the author of eight collections of poems, including An Individual History, a finalist for the Poet's Prize, and The Ledge, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is emeritus professor of English at the University of Maryland and emeritus director of the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences. He has received numerous honors, including a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and he was the poet laureate of the State of Maryland from 2001 to 2004. He currently lives in Vermont.
Who better to write about the mysteries of the body and the mind under stress than ever-vigilant, temperature-taking, empathic poets?