Medmic: Poetry

“We Wait” and “This Sighing” by Kevin Hadduck

Kevin Hadduck recently retired from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, ending thirty seven years in academia. He has published poetry in a variety of journals, including Journal of the American Medical Association, Lullwater Review, Appalachian Journal, The Wisconsin Review, Plainsongs, South Dakota Review, Blue Unicorn, The Christian Century, and The Sow’s Ear.

Self-Portrait With An Open Skull

Anthony Borruso is pursuing his Ph.D. in Creative Writing at Florida State University where he is a Poetry Editor for Southeast Review and co-host of the Jerome Stern Reading Series. He has been a Pushcart Prize nominee and was selected as a finalist for Beloit
Poetry Journal’s Adrienne Rich Award by Natasha Trethewey. His poems
have been published or are forthcoming in The American Journal of Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, Pleiades, Spillway, The Journal, THRUSH, Gulf Coast, CutBank, Frontier, and elsewhere.

I Am Neither Surgical

Hadara Bar-Nadav is an NEA fellow and author of several award-winning books of poetry, among them The Singing Pills (forthcoming), The New Nudity, Lullaby (with Exit Sign), The Frame Called Ruin, and A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight, as well as the chapbooks Fountain and Furnace and Show Me Yours. She is also co-author with Michelle Boisseau of the best-selling textbook Writing Poems, 8th ed. Hadara is a Professor of English and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Bed Rest

Erin Jamieson (she/her) holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Miami University of Ohio. Her writing has been published in over eighty literary magazines, and her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of a poetry collection (Clothesline, NiftyLit, Feb 2023). Twitter: @erin_simmer

Radiology

Mary Elizabeth Birnbaum was born, raised, and educated in New York City. Mary’s translation of the Haitian poet Felix Morisseau-Leroy has been published in The Massachusetts Review, the anthology Into English (Graywolf Press), and in And There Will Be Singing, An Anthology of International Writing by The Massachusetts Review, 2019. Her work has appeared in Lake Effect, J Journal, Spoon River Poetry Review, Soundings East, Barrow Street, and other literary journals. In 2022 Mary received two nominations for a Pushcart Prize.

This poem was originally published Watershed Review 2021

It Was Always Her

Dr. Michelle Goni MD is a radiologist in Miami, Florida.

This poem comes from her new poetry anthology entitled, “Roses and Thorns”-a memoir-esque compilation of a beautiful and messy life.

It is available for purchase on Amazon

The End of Me

This poem was written by Muhammad Ali Abid

He is a 4th year MBBS student at King Edward Medical University, Pakistan. He describes himself as “a writer at heart and medic by profession, I strive to find a perfect balance between scalpel and pen that will help me heal others and myself, as well.”

love knows no boundaries

Dr. Michelle Goni MD is a radiologist in Miami, Florida.

This poem comes from her new poetry anthology entitled, “Roses and Thorns”-a memoir-esque compilation of a beautiful and messy life.

It is available for purchase on Amazon.

Upon Receiving My Inheritance

William Fargason is the author of Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara (University of Iowa Press, 2020), winner of the 2019 Iowa Poetry Prize and the 2020 Florida Book Award in Poetry (Gold Medal). His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, Prairie Schooner, New England Review, The Cincinnati Review, Narrative, and elsewhere. He has an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland and a PhD in poetry from Florida State University. He lives with himself in Towson, Maryland.

This poem was originally published in Rattle.