Charles Bardes

In residence February 23 - February 26, 2018

Charles Bardes is the winner of the 2018 New Georgia Arts Literary Achievement
Award. The prize honors a writer who exhibits exceptional talent on the printed page, as well as meaningful social commitments on the public stage.

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Charles Bardes is a practicing physician whose most recent book, Diary of Our
Fatal Illness (University of Chicago, Phoenix Poets, 2017) is an extended prose poem
that narrates an aged man’s illness and death. Other poems, essays, and ruminations have appeared in Agni, Great River Review, Literary Imagination, The New England Journal of Medicine, Ploughshares, Proto, Raritan, and scattered anthologies. Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia (Bellevue Literary Press, 2008) is an extended lyric essay on the cultural and mythological underpinnings of a common disease construct.

Bardes is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Associate Dean at Weill Cornell
Medical College. He lives in New York City and Ghent, New York with his wife, the
visual artist Barbara Kilpatrick.