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A Mind Apart: Poems of Melancholy, Madness, and Addiction

Bauer, Mark S., ed. A Mind Apart: Poems of Melancholy, Madness, and Addiction. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 404 p.

Some of the older addiction inclusions are:

Edward Ward (1667-1731) - The Extravagant Drunkard's Wish
William Harrison (1685-1713) - In Praise of Laudanum
Anonymous (published 1751) - Strip Me Naked, or Royal Gin for Ever. A Picture
Boston Musical Miscellany (published 1815) - Nancy and Gin
Muse, or The Flowers of Poetry (published 1827) - Soliloquy on Smoking

As well as being a poet, Mark Bauer is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training Program.

Posted by Dave Trippel on April 1, 2009 at 10:32 PM in Books, Literature | Permalink