Monday, November 7, 2011

More Medical Poems in the New Issue of H_NGM_N

"Operating Theater began when I came upon two boxes of vintage medical teaching slides in an antique store; they were x-rays that showed how to recognize disorders of the brain and lungs. They were grotesque, but I was instantly intrigued—initially, it felt voyeuristic to look at these intimate pictures of strangers’ bodies, but then I realized that even if you were the stranger whose body was on the slide you wouldn’t recognize that spinal cord, that lung as yourself. . . ."

Read some of the poems, here: