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Charles Bardes is a writer and physician who teaches and practices internal medicine. His Diary of Our Fatal Illness (2017) is a book-length poem-in-prose that narrates the illness and death of an elderly man, as told by his son. Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia (2008) is an extended lyric essay that treats the cultural, mythological and biological ramifications of a common disease construct. Other poems, essays and ruminations have appeared in Agni, Raritan, Ploughshares, Birmingham Poetry Review, Literary Imagination, Great River Review, The New England Journal of Medicine, and other publications both literary and medical. He has been awarded the Bernard de Voto Fellowship in Nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference (2009) and the New Georgia Literary Arts Achievement Award (2018), the latter resulting in residencies at Newnan Art Rez and Air Serenbe. He serves as professor of clinical medicine and associate dean at Weill Cornell Medical College, and lives with his wife, the visual artist Barbara Kilpatrick, in New York City and Ghent, New York.

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