blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Norbert Hirschhorn is a physician specializing in the public health of women, children and communities in the USA and the Third World. In 1993 he was commended by President Bill Clinton as an "American Health Hero." He also holds an MFA from Vermont College. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Anon, Ekphrasis, the eleventh muse, 5 AM, Hunger Mountain, Mediphors, The New England Journal of Medicine, Prairie Schooner, Slow Dancer, Southern Poetry Review, and Wind. His poems have also appeared in Vital Signs: The UCLA Collection of Physicians' Poetry (1990), Blood and Bone: Poems by Physicians (University of Iowa, 1998), and as a prizewinner in the Chester H. Jones Foundation National Poetry Competition (1998). He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was recently named one of the winners of the On-in-Ten Comic Poetry competition, 2004, which will publish a limited edition chapbook this fall. Hirschhorn's chapbook Renewal Soup (1996) and his book-length collection A Cracked River (1999) were published by Slow Dancer Press. A second collection, Confessions of a Bricoleur, is available for publication. 

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