In Whatever Houses We May Visit: Poems That Have Inspired Physicians

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Edited by Michael A. LaCombe, MD, MACP and Thomas V. Hartman

"In Whatever Houses We May Visit is a lifeline to the world of mystery, hope, compassion, and the human spirit . . . Those who take a chance and delve into this anthology will find themselves responding to poem after poem with little bursts of "Yes" and "Ah-ha!" . . . These poems display the power of poetry to make a difference in our lives, to make us feel a little wiser and wittier, a little more human." -- Jack Coulehan, MD, author of Medicine Stone: Poems and editor of Blood and Bone: Poems by Physicians and Primary Care: More Poems by Physicians

In this anthology you will find poems about illness and healing, doctors and patients, and a wide range of related subjects, from both well-known poets--Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, Maya Angelou, Philip Larkin--and emerging voices. Physician-readers of some of the world's most prestigious medical journals identified many of the nearly 200 poems included here.

In Whatever Houses We May Visit reveals the importance of poets as commentators on the art and science of medicine. It is a collection of literary inspiration and insight, grace and compassion.

You are sure to find In Whatever Houses We May Visit by turns astute, heartening, bittersweet, and hilarious.

Features Poems By:

Anna Akhmatova ~ Maya Angelou ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~ Robert Bly ~ Rafael Campo ~ Raymond Carver ~ Constantine P. Cavafy ~ Lucille Clifton ~ Wanda Coleman ~ Billy Collins ~ e. e. cummings ~ Emily Dickinson ~ Rita Dove ~ Louise Glück ~ Thom Gunn ~ Seamus Heaney ~ Nazim Hikmet ~ Miroslav Holub ~ David Ignatow ~ Randall Jarrell ~ Jane Kenyon ~ Kenneth Koch ~ Ted Kooser ~ Ron Koertge ~ Philip Larkin ~ Thomas Lux ~ Thomas Merton ~ Czeslaw Milosz ~ Lisel Mueller ~ Howard Nemerov ~ Sharon Olds ~ Mary Oliver ~ Grace Paley ~ Linda Pastan ~ May Sarton ~ Anne Sexton ~ William Stafford ~ Mark Strand ~ John Stone ~ Richard Vargas ~ Richard Wilbur ~ C. K. Williams ~ Miller Williams ~ William Carlos Williams ~ William Wordsworth ~ W. B. Yeats

  • 2008, 257 pages, hardcover
  • Product #330371100
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-9344
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