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

Infused with wish, heartbreak, and humor, this publication gathers our best poets from antiquity to the current, prescribing new views on medical professionals and sufferers, treatments and approaches, disorder and restoration. A literary elixir, Poetry in drugs screens the genre’s skill to heal us.  

For millennia poets have defined the diseases of the physique and those that deal with them. Infused with wish, heartbreak, and unforeseen humor, this publication gathers diversified poems approximately our clinical experiences―poems approximately medical professionals and sufferers, treatments and tactics, health problems and convalescence―each one prescribing a different viewpoint and new revelations.  A literary elixir, Poetry in drugs showcases not just the breadth of poetry’s courting to drugs, but in addition the genre’s extraordinary skill to heal us.

individuals contain 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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1939) is at the moment poet laureate of Connecticut. His awards comprise the Robert Frost Prize for Poetry, the Hart Crane Poetry Prize, and the may possibly Caroline Davis Poetry Prize from the Poetry Society of the US. YEHUDA AMICHAI (1924–2000) is greatly thought of to be Israel’s most vital glossy poet. Born in Wurzburg, Germany, he immigrated to Palestine in 1936. In 1982, he bought the Israel Prize for Poetry; in 1986 he grew to become an honorary member of the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters. PHILIP APPLEMAN (b. 1926) has spent a lot of his later profession writing approximately Charles Darwin. he's the writer of 3 novels, 5 books of poetry, and 6 volumes of nonfiction. ELIZABETH ARNOLD (b. 1958) has released books of poems and teaches within the MFA application on the college of Maryland. W. H. AUDEN (1907–1973) used to be born in York, England, the son of a doctor. He moved to the U.S. in 1939 and have become an American citizen. the writer of diverse books and libretti, he's one of the maximum English-language poets of the 20th century. CHARLES BAUDELAIRE (1821–1867) is the inventor of the prose poem and the daddy of Symbolist poetry. He additionally created the 1st physique of significant city poetry and the concept that of the flâneur, the walker who observes city existence. His most renowned poetic paintings is Les Fleurs du Mal (The flora of Evil). THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES (1803–1849) was once an English poet who studied drugs in Germany. He was once passionate about graves, demise and the supernatural. He struggled with manic melancholy and alcoholism, and died by means of suicide. COLEMAN BARKS (b. 1937) is a poet and acclaimed translator of the Persian poet Rumi. He taught for thirty years on the college of Georgia. GOTTFRIED BENN (1886–1956) was once crucial physician-poet within the German language. He labored as a dermatologist and taken care of venereal ailments in Berlin. DAVID BERGMAN (b. 1950) teaches at Towson college in Baltimore. His Cracking The Code gained the George Elliston Prize. JOHN BERRYMAN (1914–1972) used to be an important Confessional poet. His seventy seven Dream Songs received the Pulitzer Prize. Berryman’s father dedicated suicide, and the poet battled melancholy and alcohol all his lifestyles; he jumped off a bridge on the college of Minnesota and died in a frozen pond. ELIZABETH BISHOP (1911–1979) is likely one of the such a lot respected American poets of the 20th century. She acquired quite a few recognitions for her paintings, together with a countrywide e-book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. She used to be Poetry advisor to the Library of Congress from 1949–50. Bishop as soon as stated that her dream were to jot down pop songs and visit clinical tuition; her father died from Bright’s affliction and her mom went mad. WILLIAM BLAKE (1757–1827) was once the single one in every of history’s maximum painters to even be one among its maximum poets. He invented a kind of engraving that allowed him to mix his poems and drawings on a unmarried sheet. LOUISE BOGAN (1897–1970) was once a poet and the longtime poetry editor of the hot Yorker. She served as Poetry advisor to the Library of Congress in 1945–46.

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