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DetailsIn this fascinating book, Johanna Emeney examines the global proliferation of new poetry related to illness and medical treatment from the perspective of doctors, patients, and carers in light of the growing popularity of the medical humanities. She provides a close analysis of poetry from New Zealand, the USA, and the UK that deals with sociological and philosophical aspects of sickness, ailment, medical treatment, care, and recuperation.
About the authorJohanna Emeney, PhD, works as a tutor of Creative Writing at Massey University in Auckland and as co-facilitator of the Michael King Young Writers’ Programme for senior school students. Emeney read English Literature and Japanese at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Two books of poetry: Apple & Tree (Cape Catley, 2011) and Family History (Makaro Press, 2017).
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Stimmen zum Buch“Emeney’s skill in using close reading to reveal the compelling emotional machinery of the poetry is evident.”—Thom Conroy, Senior Lecturer, Massey School of English & Media Studies; Author of The Naturalist