The Talking Cure: New and Selected Poems
Primary Category: Literature / Poetry
Genre: Collection (Poems)
- Kohn, Martin
- Date of entry: Sep-07-2020
- Last revised: Sep-10-2020
The Talking Cure is Jack Coulehan’s 11th book, seven of which, including this collection, are books of his poetry. This collection begins with selected works from his six previous books of poetry and continues with a selection of poems in the imagined voice of Chekhov. These sections are followed by previously uncollected poems, and the book ends with 25 new poems reflecting the title of this book--“The Talking Cure”. The poems represent multiple viewpoints—patients, caregivers, family members as they struggle to make sense of the vicissitudes—and unexpected joys—in life. The poems have appeared over the past four decades in medical journals (primarily Annals of Internal Medicine and Journal of the American Medical Association) and in many literary journals including Prairie Schooner and Negative Capability Press.
Jack took the beautiful cover photo. He is currently serving as president of the Board of Trustees of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association.
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