One Word

One Word is the first collection of poems by physician Marc J. Straus. Its unusual combination of poetic craft and medical expertise produces striking, uncommon work--work informed by a keen sense of human vulnerability. These remarkable poems fill a void in the body of imaginative work relating to illness.

"One Word is the most powerful and original book I have read in a long time." --Thomas Lux

"[Marc Straus is] a poet of extraordinary courage and depth. One Word will reverberate in the minds of readers for the rest of their lives." --Alice Fulton