Poetry in Medicine: An Anthology of Poems About Doctors, Patients, Illness and Healing

Infused with desire, heartbreak, and humor, this e-book gathers our best poets from antiquity to the current, prescribing new views on medical professionals and sufferers, treatments and tactics, affliction and restoration. A literary elixir, Poetry in medication monitors the genre’s capability to heal us.  

For millennia poets have defined the illnesses of the physique and people who deal with them. Infused with wish, heartbreak, and unforeseen humor, this e-book gathers different poems approximately our clinical experiences―poems approximately medical professionals and sufferers, treatments and techniques, health problems and convalescence―each one prescribing a distinct viewpoint and new revelations.  A literary elixir, Poetry in drugs showcases not just the breadth of poetry’s dating to medication, but additionally the genre’s unheard of ability to heal us.

participants comprise Auden, Baudelaire, Berryman, Blake, Bishop, Boland, Campo, Cavafy, Clampitt, Chaucer, Clifton, Cummings, Dickinson, Donne, Conan Doyle, Eliot, Frost, Gunn, corridor, 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.

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Brian Thornton, “Losing Lars Degener. ” Reprinted with the permission of the writer. Ellen Bryant Voigt, “Damage” from Claiming kinfolk. Copyright � 1976 via Ellen Bryant Voigt. Reprinted by means of permission of Wesleyan collage Press. Jennifer Wallace, “Tumor” from hope course by means of Myrna Goodman, Maxine Silverman, Meredith Trede, and Jennifer Wallace (Chappaqua, long island: Toadlily Press, 2005). Reprinted with the permission of the writer. Rosanna Warren, “Aftermath” from Ghost in a purple Hat. Copyright � 2007 via Rosanna Warren. utilized by permission of W. W. Norton & corporation, Inc. Florence Weinberger, “Getting in mattress with a guy who's ill” from Carnal body spray. Copyright � 2004 by means of Florence Weinberger. Reprinted with the permission of crimson chicken Press, www. redhen. org. Richard Wilbur, “To His Skeleton” from accrued Poems 1943–2004. Copyright � 2004 by way of Richard Wilbur. Reprinted through permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing corporation. All rights reserved. William Carlos Williams, “The global reduced in size to a Recognizable photo” from The accrued Poems of William Carlos Williams, quantity II, 1939–1962, edited through Christopher MacGowan. Copyright � 1962 by means of New instructions Publishing company. Reprinted via permission of latest instructions Publishing Corp. C. Dale younger, “Sepsis” from Torn. Copyright � 2011 through C. Dale younger. Reprinted with the permission of The Permissions corporation, Inc. , on behalf of 4 means Books, www. fourwaybooks. com. additionally through MICHAEL SALCMAN POETRY Plow Into iciness the colour That Advances A Season Like This The Clock made up of Confetti Stones in Our wallet The Enemy of excellent is best technology & drugs Neurologic Emergencies: popularity & administration Neurobiology of mind Tumors present ideas in Neurosurgery (1993) present ideas in Neurosurgery (1996) present options in Neurosurgery (1998) Kempe’s Operative Neurosurgery, 2d version Compilation and creation copyright � 2015 by way of Michael Salcman Foreword copyright � 2015 by way of Michael Collier given that this web page can't legibly accommodate all copyright notices, pages 363–371 represent an extension of the copyright web page. All rights reserved. No a part of this booklet might be reproduced or transmitted in any shape or in any respect, digital or mechanical, together with photocopy, recording, or any info garage and retrieval process, with out previous permission in writing from the writer. Request for permission to reprint or make copies, and for the other info, may be addressed to the writer: Persea Books, Inc. 277 Broadway big apple, big apple 10007 The Library of Congress has catalogued the broadcast variation as follows: Poetry in drugs : an anthology of verse approximately medical professionals, sufferers, ailment, and therapeutic / edited, with an advent via Michael Salcman ; foreword via Michael Collier. pages cm “A Karen & Michael Braziller booklet. ” precis: “Poetry in medication is anthology of poems written from antiquity via this present day in regards to the clinical adventure. The ebook is split into fourteen thematic sections, which current a number of points of the area of medication, medical professionals, and therapy.

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