TISH PEARLMAN, the host of the award-winning weekly public radio program “Out of Bounds” is also a poet. Her first chapbook “The Fix Is In” has been published by Finishing Line Press. This is a very personal collection that focuses on her 2009 open heart surgery experience. Two of the poems in her collection will also be appearing in the 2011 edition of “The Healing Muse.”
Dr. Diedre Nielson, who teaches at
and edits “The Healing Muse” says of Pearlman's book of poems: “The Fix Is In” is not for the faint of heart; these are bold, passionate, and sometimes angry poems that describe the speaker's attempt to reclaim health and mind after a "routine" medical procedure goes wrong. Images of light and dark, fire and water transcend their usual metaphors and become their own doubles. A poem from the book “Vertigo” appears below: SUNY Upstate Medical University
I dodged the darknessby the light of thelightand the measurementof breathcomes like a wave in awavein a mistIs it a song?Is the breath voicinga hymnto the powerof being fully a dreamin a dream within adream I sing I singand am tossed withina swirling darkening darknessas the stars by the light of the lightawakenand bring me home
Tish Pearlman is a writer, broadcast journalist and activist originally from
. She is currently the creator, host, and producer of the award-winning public radio interview show “Out of Bounds.” The program airs on NPR affiliates WEOS-FM and WSKG-FM in central Manhattan Beach, California New York as well as an affiliate in Wisconsin.
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