Medmic: Poetry


by Anastasia Vassos

Ms. Vassos is the author of “Nike Adjusting Her Sandal ”
Her chapbook “Nostos” will be published by Kelsay.

Artist Twitter: @a_vassos

Artist Instagram: @anastasiavassos


by Wynne Morrison, M.D., MBE

Dr Morrison is the director of the Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care.
She is also the Associate Chief for Faculty Affairs in the Division of Critical Care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Originally Published in Journal of Palliative Medicine


by Jane Newkirk

Ms. Newkirk has worked as a cook, bread baker, visual artist, and art gallery owner.
Her poems have appeared in The Night Heron Barks, JAMA, and Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine.
She currently works as an occupational therapist in a long-term acute care hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Ms. Hempel is the author of the poetry collections Second Rain (Able Muse Press, 2016) and Building Chevys (Pine Row Press, 2022)

A Note on Rest

by Maggie Morton

Ms. Morton is a poet, writer, and artist living in Central Illinois

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by Veneta Masson

Ms. Masson is a poet and essayist.
She is a former nurse.
Her latest collection, “Heresies to Live By,” and other work can be seen

Vantage Point

by Gail Goepfert

Ms. Goepfert, associate editor at RHINO Poetry, is a Midwest poet and photographer.

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A Taste of Sweetness

by Michele Bombardier

Originally published in Alaska Quarterly. This poem is included in Michele Bombardier‘s book “What We Do”.

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Different Breed

by Eric Dessner MD

Eric Dessner is an ophthalmologist.

Winter People

by Eric Dessner MD

Eric Dessner is an ophthalmologist.