Resources

Medical Poetry in Print

  • Articulations: The Body and Illness in Poetry (1994) by John Mukand (ed)
  • Blood and Bone: Poems by Physicians (1998) by Angela Belli & Jack Coulehan (eds)
  • The Poetry of Nursing (2006) by Judy Schaefer (ed)
  • Intensive Care: More Poetry and Prose by Nurses (2003) by Cortney Davis & Judy Schaefer (eds)
  • Poetry in Medicine: An Anthology of Poems About Doctors, Patients, Illness and Healing (2005) by Michael Salcman and Michael Collier (eds)
  • On Doctoring (2010) by John Stone & Richard Reynolds (eds)
  • The Art of Losing (2010) by Kevin Young (ed)
  • Comfort Measures Only: New and Selected Poems (1994-2016) by Rafael Campo
  • Without (1999) by Donald Hall (cancer and loss)
  • Second Bloom (2017) by Anya Silver (breast cancer)

Medical Poetry on the Web

Poetic Therapy as Craft

  • Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making (1997) by John Fox
  • Poetry Therapy: Theory and Practice (2015) by Nicholas Mazza
  • The Healing Art: A Doctor’s Black Bag of Poetry (2003) by Rafael Campo
  • Writing Away the Demons: Stories of Creative Coping Through Transformative Writing (2009) by Sherry Reiter & David Read Johnson
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (2015) by Bessel van der Kolk M.D

Poetic Therapy Organizations