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Poetry In Medicine: An Anthology Of Poems About Doctors Patients Illness And Healing

byVarious VariousEditorMichael Salcman

Paperback | February 17, 2015

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For millennia poets have described the ailments of the body and those who treat them. Infused with hope, heartbreak, and unexpected humor, this book gathers diverse poems about our medical experiences—poems about doctors and patients, remedies and procedures, illnesses and convalescence—each one prescribing a unique perspective and new revelations.  A literary elixir, Poetry in Medicine showcases not only the breadth of poetry’s relationship to medicine, but also the genre’s unparalleled capacity to heal us. Contributors include Auden, Baudelaire, Berryman, Blake, Bishop, Boland, Campo, Cavafy, Clampitt, Chaucer, Clifton, Cummings, Dickinson, Donne, Conan Doyle, Eliot, Frost, Gunn, Hall, Hass, Hayden, Hirsch, Heaney, O. W. Holmes, Kooser, Larkin, Longfellow, Lowell, Merrill, Milne, Milton, Nash, Ovid, Pinsky, Plath, Rilke, Shakespeare, Seshardi, Sexton, Stevens, Szymborska, Whitman, Williams, Yeats, et al.
Michael Collier's The Ledge was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He teaches at the University of Maryland and is the director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
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Title:Poetry In Medicine: An Anthology Of Poems About Doctors Patients Illness And HealingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.97 × 5.91 × 0.94 inPublished:February 17, 2015Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0892554495

ISBN - 13:9780892554492

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Who better to write about the mysteries of the body and the mind under stress than ever-vigilant, temperature-taking, empathic poets? — Booklist