A book of poetry intended to help them recharge and be mindful of the human aspect of their vocation'
Wall Street Journal
Hippcratic hymns,. All lucky doctors graduating in 2019, 2020, and 2021 will be given a volume. Alas, this initiative is north of the border only, but copies are available everywhere'
British Medical Journal
A pocket-sized gem of a book'
About the Book
Being a doctor is a privilege; it is also very demanding and can be stressful, and to be able to look after others, we need to look after ourselves. We offer you this little book of poetry, Tools of the Trade, as a friend to provide inspiration, comfort and support as you begin work.
Tools of the Trade includes poems by poet-doctors Iain Bamforth, Rafael Campo, Glenn Colquhoun, Martin MacIntryre and Gael Turnbull.
Samuel Tongue is Project Co-ordinator at the Scottish Poetry Library. His first pamphlet is Hauling-Out (Eyewear, 2016) and his second, stitch, is forthcoming with Tapsalteerie. He has published poems in numerous anthologies and magazines including And Other Poems, Cordite, Gutter, Ink, Interpreter's House, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Magma, and Northwords Now. He was awarded a Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Award in 2013 and is featured in Be The First to Like This: New Scottish Poetry (Vagabond Voices, 2014). He is currently co-editor of New Writing Scotland and poetry editor at the Glasgow Review of Books.
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