"Poetry in Medicine"

Monday, April 13

7 p.m., The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, (410) 377-2966, theivybookshop.com, free. The Russian physician-playwright-author Anton Chekov wrote "Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other." Poet, art critic, and neuroscientist Michael Salcman, who served as the chair of neurosurgery at the University of Maryland and as president of the Contemporary Museum, is likewise promiscuous in his disciplines. But now, the wife and the mistress meet in Salcman's new anthology filled with poems about all things medical by Ovid, Plath, Whitman, Chaucer, and dozens more.

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