Michael Salcman

MICHAEL SALCMAN: poet, physician, and art historian, was chairman of neurosurgery at the University of Maryland and president of the Contemporary Museum. His poems have appeared in Arts & Letters, The Café Review, Hopkins Review, The Hudson Review, New Letters, and Poet Lore. His books include The Clock Made of Confetti, The Enemy of Good is Better, Poetry in Medicine, a popular anthology of classic and contemporary poems on doctors, patients, illness & healing, and A Prague Spring, Before & After, winner of the 2015 Sinclair Poetry Prize. Both Shades & Graces, inaugural winner of The Daniel Hoffman Legacy Book Prize (2020), and Necessary Speech: New & Selected Poems (2022) were recently published by Spuyten Duyvil.


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