“The Doctors Are In: Poetry and Healing” by Astonished Harvest

Join Richard Bronson, M.D.; Maria Basile, M.D.; Jack Coulehan, M.D., three poet-physicians who will share their poetry about the art of medicine and the professional development of physicians.

This event is free and open to the public.

Astonished Harvest, is a community of poets sponsored by the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics.

Dr. Richard Bronson, a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pathology, is one of the founders of Astonished Harvest at Stony Brook and a faculty member of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics. His poetry has appeared widely in journals and anthologies. Bronson is the recipient of the Poem of the Year award from the American College of Physicians. His third collection of poems, “Passage,” was published in 2014.

Dr. Maria Basile is a colorectal surgeon who recently left private practice to pursue interests in Healthcare Policy and Administration. She is on the core faculty at the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics, where she teaches medical school and graduate-level courses in literature and medicine. She is author of “Minimally Invasive: Poems from a Life in Surgery.”

Dr. Jack Coulehan is a senior fellow of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics. His poems appear frequently in medical and literary journals and are widely anthologized. “The Wound Dresser,” his sixth collection of poems, will be published this summer by J. B. Stillwater.

  • November 18, 2017
  • 7:00 pm