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Ron Charach reads from his poetry collection, Forgetting the Holocaust

Published by: Frontenac House

Time of Reading: 8:13

Ron Charach

Winnipeg-born Ron Charach is the author of eight books of poetry, among them Dungenessque, winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry in 2003. His work is widely published in national and international journals and anthologies of writing by doctors about their craft. He was contributing editor of The Naked Physician, the sole anthology of poetry by Canadian medical practitioners. A practicing psychiatrist now residing in Toronto, Charach combines a physician's candid eye for the foibles of the body with a psychiatrist's compassion for the suffering of the mind. His humanistic convictions regularly find voice in the letters pages of Canadian and American newspapers. Essays that define and elaborate on his liberal humanist views are found in his 2009 collection, Cowboys and Bleeding Hearts, from Wolsak & Wynn.
“Ron Charach is a poet with a storyteller's gift for characterization and anecdote... His work is stylistically varied yet consistent in its devotion to humanism and in its moral objective — rare qualities in poetry these days.”
– Kenneth Sherman

Listen to poems from Forgetting the Holocaust:
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Listen to poems from an earlier Charach collection, Selected Portraits:
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