Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Barry Zaret Poetry Reading

Sponsored by: The Yale Bookstore

Doctor and author Barry Zaret visits The Yale Bookstore to read from his latest collection of poetry, When You Can’t Do Any More.

The title poem of Barry Zaret’s exquisite new volume of poetry is maddeningly modest and full of unconscious irony. Purporting to describe a physician’s feeling of helplessness toward the end of a patient’s life (Zaret is a renowned cardiologist), it actually reveals a human being of almost unimaginable warmth, generosity and largeness of spirit, a man who, thinking he does little, does it all. And so does the rest of this wonderful collection, which eloquently celebrates the author’s devotion to his Jewish heritage, mourns the loss of patients, dear friends and a beloved wife, and celebrates the dawning of new love and renewed hope. All this is rendered in language of simple and lyrical beauty.

The Yale Bookstore will validate 1 hour of FREE parking in the Broadway Lot with the purchase of a book.

Admission: Free
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