Tucson physician/poet Esther Eastvold Alcorn is retired
from medical practice. Kinships, published in 1999, was her first book
of poems. The Fish Fry, Earth Calls Her Children and A Small Stack Of
Coppers are collections of her more recent works.
Everyone has a world-House. This volume considers what might be in it,
as well as some travel moments, a child’s recollections and the
raising of sons in a long marriage.
Alcorn received a degree in zoology from the University of California
in Berkeley and her medical degree from the University of California
Medical School in San Francisco. She practiced medicine in Tucson for
nearly 40 years.
“Esther’s poems recollecting early married life, studying
to become a doctor, and ultimately accepting widowhood are in the
voice of one who observes deeply and communicates a tenderness toward
life, whether as doctor, wife, mother or human being.”
-Sheila Bender, author of several volumes of poems and books on how
to write poetry
Here are some other comments
from Esther Alcorn’s readers.
“She takes me to places I’ve never been.”
“When I read her poems, I see the world in new ways.”
“I put a favorite on my mirror to remind me of it every day.”
The book is available directly from
For more information, or to order copies
of the book, please contact the author at ghostriverimages.com