The Fish Fry

by Esther Eastvold Alcorn

6 x 9, 96 pg, soft cover

ISBN 978-0-9794368-0-2

Price $15.00

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.

This volume begins with medical school and covers interface of doctors and patients in office, emergency room or clinic, including some unique to the experience of women doctors.

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.”
“Lovely poems.”
-Sheila Bender, author of several volumes of poems and books on how to write poetry

“Insightful reflections–a healthy ingredient in any reader’s diet.”
-John H. Hughes, M.D.

Here are some other comments
from Esther Alcorn’s readers.

“Wonderful, unadorned poetry with great clarity of thought and intent.”
“Humanity described with empathy and respect”
“No nonsense writing” and “polished poems”
“Dialog reminiscent of Frost”


The book is available directly from the author.

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