Richard M. Berlin How JFK Killed My Father

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How JFK Killed My Father

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Selected for the 2002 Pearl Poetry Prize by Lisa Glatt, this award-winning collection recounts physician Richard M. Berlin's lifelong love affair with medicine. From his youthful dreams of saving his gravely ill father to the long years of training that eventually lead to his chosen field of psychiatry, Berlin offers a rare, poignant glimpse into one doctor's world through poems that are honest and unflinching, gentle and brutal at once.

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Richard M. Berlin, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has written extensively on the doctor-patient relationship, sleep disorders, and the psychiatric care of the medically ill. His poetry appears monthly in "Poetry of the Times," a featured column in Psychiatric Times. He lives with his wife and practices psychiatry in a small town in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts.

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Clear, honest, direct, and vulnerable, Berlin's poems make me feel good about the health of American medicine and poetry. -- Charles Harper Webb, cover blurb

Richly crafted, replete with tenderness, Berlin's poems show that although words can sometimes wound, more often they can heal. -- Cortney Davis, cover blurb

Scalpel transforms pen, suture shapes stanza in this honest and profound account of a lifelong obsession with medicine and healing. -- Denise Duhamel, cover blurb

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