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A Time for Poetry

“If we've ever needed poetry, it has been in this year, one marked by isolation, uncertainty, loss, fear and boredom – and yet, still somehow punctuated by flashes of joy, happiness and gratitude.” So said Rachel Bracken, Ph. D., assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the College of Medicine, to [...]

Physician-Poet Amit Majmudar on Poetry During the Pandemic

Prior to his appearance as the keynote speaker on the William Carlos William Poetry Competition Awards Ceremony, coming up (virtually) on Friday, April 23, Amit Majmudar, M.D. (’03), reflected on what he has been thinking about and writing.  Dr. Majmudar’s poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Best of the Best [...]
Joey Lew , William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition winner

William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition First Place Winner

Student poets from across the country – San Francisco to Boston; South Pasadena, California to Providence, Rhode Island; and Iowa City and Cincinnati in between – entered Northeast Ohio Medical University’s annual William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition. The first-place winner, Joey Lew, a first-year medicine student at the University of California, San Francisco, also scooped [...]