15 December 2021: Storm Brain: The Hippocrates Book Of The Brain. Poet readings: Session 2

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Launch of Storm Brain: The Hippocrates Book Of The Brain

edited by Wendy French, Michael Hulse and Donald Singer

The Hippocrates Press £12 ISBN 978-1- 9163981-1- 5

15th December 9pm UK time

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Readings by the poets: Session 2

Claire Trévien Storm Brain

Audrey Ardern-Jones The Visit

Tony Barnstone The Apartment Empties

Isabel Bermudez Walnut

Roger Bloor The Memory Clinic

Roo Borson & Kim Maltman Parkinsonian Dementia :a Kind of Elegy

Denise Bundred Threads of Thought

Barbara Cumbers Stroke

Jane Duran Stroke

Helen Gibson The Teaching Round

Jeffrey Harrison Gratitude

Lynne Hjelmgaard Apartment F

Nora Hughes The Neurologist and the Radiographer

Valerie Laws At a Stroke: Collateral Circulation

Maria Arlene Lee-Ledesma Grandfather’s Dementia

Roddy Maude-Roxby afterward

Jane McLaughlin The Chair

Miriam Obrey from Pyon Hill

Mary O’Donnell My Mother Remembers her Irish

Gillie Robic Switchback

Ben Sacks Selfish

Lawrence Sail Agents

Lesley Saunders I Am Not Myself Today

Maggie Sawkins Charcot’s Pet

About the book

Already understood by Plato as the seat of thought and analysis, the brain has been an object of scientific study at least since the days of the ancient Egyptians. In recent times, the impressive advances of neuroscience have given us modern brain surgery and a growing understanding of the nature of stroke and dementia. At the same time, millions worldwide experience either in themselves or in loved ones the ravages wrought on the individual when the brain suffers an attack.

In compiling Storm Brain – made possible by the generous support of healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust – the editors invited poets around the English-speaking world to donate poems on the subject of the brain and its afflictions. Among the poets in this book are Roo Borson and Kim Maltman, Peter Goldsworthy, Elizabeth Smither, Mimi Khalvati, Gwyneth Lewis, Jeffrey Harrison, Marilyn Bowering, Mary O’Donnell, Lawrence Sail, Claire Trévien, Philip Gross and C. K. Stead.

They are joined by leading medical professionals whose practice and research has led them to a keen interest in stroke, and they contribute information and advice to help every one of us understand and avert stroke or manage its consequences. The result, a companion volume to the earlier Hippocrates Book of the Heart, will give pleasure and helpful instruction.

onion © Hippocrates initiative 2012: hippocrates.poetry@gmail.com