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SD Poets You Should Know: Patrick Hicks

Creative writing professor at Augustana University, Patrick Hicks published a touching and honest portrayal of adoption in 2014, his book Adoptable (Salmon Press). One of my favorite poems from that book is up at The Poetry Foundation: The Strangers By Patrick Hicks After we picked you up at the Omaha airport, we clamped you into …

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Poetry and Medicine

People live their lives (doctors being no exception) as if death does not perhaps wait just around the next corner, like a dread murderer lurking behind a tree on a mountain trail. It seems fictive even to describe it — though I have had very real conversations with such murderers (usually in jail cells). People do …

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