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Poetry Interview by Jane Newkirk: Featuring Poet Cate Lycurgus

Cate Lycurgus’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She has also received scholarships from Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences and 2nd place in Narrative’s Annual Poetry Contest for 2022. Cate lives in San Jose, California, where she interviews for 32 Poems and teaches professional writing.

Ms. Newkirk has worked as a cook, bread baker, stained glass artist, and art gallery owner. Her poems have appeared in Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, The Night Heron Barks, The Shore, and are forthcoming in Empty House Press and Naugatuck River Review. Her creative nonfiction was a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee. She is an occupational therapist in Jackson, Mississippi.

Poetry Interview with Stefanie Lee

Stefanie Lee is an ambitious 18-year-old computer science student from Montréal, Canada. Living with a rare neuromuscular disease called Nemaline Myopathy, she is passionate about literature and finds comfort in writing poetry. Overcoming challenges such as multiple surgeries, chronic fatigue, and countless hospital visits, she hopes to share her unique worldview as a young disabled woman who continually seeks the beauty in every difficult situation.

Burn It Up

Alexis Del Cid is a journalist and TV anchor for The University of Kansas Health System Medical News Network.

She Is also an EMMY winner.

How Can We Better Cope with Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and Adverse Events?

Dr. Fortner MD is an Ob/Gyn, entrepreneur, speaker, and an expert in PTSD Like events in medicine.

She lives on a farm in rural Ohio with her husband and 4 children. She has been practicing for 21 years and went from private practice to now an OB Hospitalist position working part time.

She can be reached at:

A Personal Retrospective: Part Three Humor (an appreciation of the letter “B” by Dr. “B”)

Dr. Susan Baumgaertel founded a novel medical consultation business

myMDadvocate after 25 years of clinical practice in internal medicine,

now serving patients virtually in WA state. Parallel to her

professional services she maintains her free informational website

MenopauseMenu which offers nourishing support for menopause and beyond

in the form of science-based information, balanced with a holistic

focus on personal well-being.

She can be reached at :


Gaetan Sgro MD practices Internal Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA.

His poems have appeared in The Bellevue Literary Review, Glass: Poet’s Resist, Blueline, The Healing Muse, Best New Poets 2016, and other fine publications.