Emergency Poem

January 21, 2020


Which poem do you turn to at a moment of personal crisis? Bring in and share your Emergency Poem, the words you turn to in times of hardship. It might offer solace, insight, breathing space, or points the way forward. Haven’t got a poem picked out? Come discover one! Participants will leave this session with a chance to write and reflect on the evening’s poems, a fully stocked emergency poetry kit, and a deeper understanding of how to incorporate poetry into the practice of narrative medicine.

Facilitator Bio

Facilitator George Derk earned his PhD in English from the University of Virginia where he taught courses ranging from medieval to contemporary literature. He is currently a medical student at OHSU where he continues to seek out opportunities to teach, including an upcoming seminar on autofiction through Literary Arts.

Event Details

January 21, 2020
6:00-8:00 pm


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