Reading the Body: Live!

Reading the Body

"Reading the Body: Live!" was a lovely literary evening honoring Frank Netter, "The Michelangelo of Medicine," with a performance of poetry and prose about the body from the Bellevue Literary Review.


Introductory remarks were made by Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, editor-in-chief of the BLR, and Matthew Vorsanger, MD, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine. The evening was sponsored by Division of Medical Humanities and the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine.




Kelly AuCoin has appeared on Broadway in Julius Caesar and on National Tour in Copenhagen. His off-Broadway credits include Playwrights Horizons, LAByrinth, Primary Stages, Cherry Lane, Second Stage, Mint, and New Georges. He has appeared in regional theater in La Jolla, Yale Rep, Kennedy Center, NYS&F, Syracuse Stage, Folger, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. His TV credits include The Americans (recurring), Person of Interest, Unforgettable, The Following, Elementary, Blue Bloods, Body of Proof, Gossip Girl, White Collar, The Good Wife, Kings, Without A Trace, 3rd Watch, Sopranos, and all Law’s & Order. He has appeared in film in Burma, Julie/Julia, The Kingdom, and A Perfect Murder.

Carolyn Baeumler’s recent credits include The Veri**n Play, The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Heddatron, Trouble In Paradise, Mae West’s Sex and also King Lear and The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer both under Mark Wing-Davey’s direction. She originated the role of Lydia in Chuck Mee’s Big Love at ATL, Long Wharf, Berkeley Rep, The Goodman and BAM. She has appeared on television in Lights Out (FX), Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.



The Wills of Twenty Strangers” by Anna Mirer (Nonfiction, V10N1, Spring 2010)
“I Want to Tell My Daughter Not to Name the Cadaver” by Linda Tomol Pennisi (Poem, V4N2, Fall 2004)
“She Makes the First Cut” by Linda Tomol Pennisi (Poem, V4N2, Fall 2004)


“Bone” by Joyce Peseroff (Poem, V2N1, Spring 2002)
“How Air Moves” by Leslie Roberts (Nonfiction. V1N1, Fall 2001)
“Bones” by Anne Pierson Wiese (Poem, V10N2, Fall 2010)


“Stroke” by Celia Gilbert (Poem, V2N1, Spring 2002)
“The Mona Lisa” by Robert Oldshue (Fiction, V2N2, Fall 2002)
“After the Stroke” by Margot Zucker Mindich (Poem, V5N1, Spring 2005)


“Ear Examined” by Cortney Davis (Poem, V2N2, Fall 2002)
“In Between Time” by Eric Jones (Nonfiction, V2N2, Fall 2002)
“Eye Examined” by Cortney Davis (Poem, V11N2, Fall 2011)
“Sentence” by Barbara F. Lefcowitz (Poem, V2N2, Fall 2002)


“Angina” by Alicia Ostriker (Poem, V4N1, Spring 2004)
The Disease, Then, But a Constellation” by Daniel Gutstein (Fiction, V6N1, Spring 2006)
“Father’s First Heart Attack” by Hal Sirowitz (Poem, V9N2, Fall 2009)


Reading the Body