Secret Wounds (Paperback)

By Richard Berlin

BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kans, 9781886157811, 98pp.

Publication Date: November 30, 2011

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Poetry. Selected for the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. The poems in psychiatrist Richard M. Berlin's second collection, SECRET WOUNDS, explore the emotional terrain of doctor-patient relationships and how doctors' vulnerabilities and psychological scars become the secret wounds they must bear.

"(Although) Berlin's subject matter is inherently interesting...medicine is not the excuse for these poems; it is simply their occasion...Berlin's poems are sure, spare, and always open to the task of revealing the mysteries he is privy to." Gary Young.