Jack Coulehan

Coram, NY 11727

Author's Bio

Jack Coulehan is a poet, physician, and medical educator whose work appears frequently in medical journals and literary magazines. He is the author of six collections of poetry, including most recently The Wound Dresser, which Robert Pinsky selected as a finalist for the 2016 Dorset Prize (Tupelo Press). In 2012 he received the Nicholas Davies Scholar Award of the American College of Physicians for “outstanding lifetime contributions to humanism in medicine.”

Publications and Prizes

Blood & Bone (edited)
(University of Iowa Press, 2014)
, Bursting With Danger and Music
(Plain View Press (Austin, TX), 2012)
, First Photographs of Heaven
(Nightshade Press, 1994)
, Medicine Stone
(Fithian Press, 2002)
, Primary Care (edited)
(University of Iowa Press, 2014)
, The Heavenly Ladder
(Ginninderra Press, 2001)
A Life in Medicine. A Literary Anthology
(The New Press, 2002)
, Articulations: Contemporary Poetry About Medicine
(University of Iowa Press, 1995)
, Life on the Line: Selection on Words and Healing
(Negative Capability Press, 1992)
, On Doctoring
(Scribner, 1991)
, On Doctoring (2nd edition)
(Scribner, 2001)
, The Tyranny of the Normal
(Kent State University Press, 1996)
, Uncharted Lines. Poems from JAMA
(Boaz Publishing, 1998)
Anemone, Annals of Internal Medicine, Antietam Review, Bellingham Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, California Quarterly, Centennial Review, Cincinnati Poetry Review, Comstock Review, Connecticut River Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, Dickinson Review, Great Stream Review, Green Mountains Review, Greenfield Review, Hiram Poetry Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Kansas Quarterly, Kentucky Poetry Review, Long Island Quarterly, Manhattan Poetry Review, Negative Capability, North Atlantic Review, Oxford Magazine, Parting Gifts, Peregrine, Poetry East, Poets & Writers, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, RHINO, Snail's Pace Review, Snake Nation Review, South Coast Poetry Review, South Florida Poetry Review, The Cape Rock, The Coe Review, The Lancet, The MacGuffin, Widener Review, Wind Magazine, Wisconsin Review, Wordsmith
The Knitted Glove
(Nightshade Press, 1991)
Prizes Won: 
Finalist, Many Voices Poetry Contest, New Rivers Press, 2015 Finalist, Dorset Poetry Contest, Tupelo Press, 2016 (judged by Robert Pinsky)

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Steubenville, OH
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Last updated: Nov 28, 2016