Owen Lewis’s Knock-knock is reviewed in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Dr. Owen Lewis’s new book of poetry titled Knock-knock is reviewed by Robert C. Abrahms MD in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society.

Knock-knock, the latest book by physician-poet Owen Lewis, is a straightforward yet masterful collection of poems about the subjective experiences of aging and cognitive loss, including everything that these developments entail and portend. Insights into the emotional states of their patients are highly valued by geriatricians; to this end, the medium of poetry has a largely untapped potential to contribute. The poems in Knock-knock are in some ways specific to the persona created for this book, but otherwise they offer a relevant, generalizable account of how it actually feels to age, to decline cognitively, and to acknowledge what is taking place.

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