Gunmetal Blue:: A memoir by Shane NeilsonGunmetal Blue:: A memoir by Shane Neilson

Gunmetal Blue:: A memoir

byShane Neilson

Paperback | May 15, 2011

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Gunmetal Blue is an investigation of how to be in the world-how to be a doctor, how to be a poet, and how to be both. Tempered with memoir and populated with poetic case studies, Neilson learns about himself as his patients reveal their frailties. Medicine might be considered the more productive activity by society, but Neilson found poetry in every office visit. Taught to research clinical questions, he took this scientific practice and made it a literary one: how can a doctor better know his patients, and how does this translate into self-knowledge? Poetry and medicine are topics intertwined since the time of the Greeks and, in this case, the connection between the two literally becomes his lifeline.
Shane Neilson is a physician who first published in 2004 The Beaten-Down Elegies, a chapbook of poems with Frog Hollow Press. He then edited a selection of Alden Nowlan's poetry in 2005 called Alden Nowlan and Illness in 2005, also with Frog Hollow. He published a memoir in 2006 with Pottersfield Press called Call Me Doctor. This was f...
Title:Gunmetal Blue:: A memoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:May 15, 2011Publisher:Palimpsest PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926794028

ISBN - 13:9781926794020

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