Friday, July 6, 2012

Lawrence Spann Review Of My Chapbook "Primary Care"

I was honored to have Lawrence Spann review my chapbook, "Primary Care".  Because of technical issues, his words were not included on the publisher's website or on the cover.  His time and commitment are much appreciated.  Without further ado:

There is no one else writing like Jordan Grumet today. And how desperately we need a physician who humanely approaches doctoring through his eyes with moral sensitivity and the surgical language of a poet. My question is how does he do it? I know many doctors and work with them everyday. I felt the same way some years back when I came upon Jordan Grumet's poem "Fake" in the Journal of the American Medical Association. I published it in an anthology because I though it spoke so clearly to my own experienced working with physicians. How delighted I was to read his new book and find indeed that this theme is central to his work. Dr. Grumet exposes the heart of the American Physician. He allows us to hear the inner workings and strain. He allows us to enter into what it takes to keep a doctor going to work each day. Dr. Grumet is a rare find, like Celine or like Camus' s Dr. Bernard Rieux who endeavors to relieve human suffering in spite of the odds.

To order a copy, please email me at grumetjordan(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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