AIR Residency: Dr. Charles Bardes
Charles Bardes is the winner of the 2018 New Georgia Arts Literary Achievement Award.
The prize honors a writer who exhibits exceptional talent on the printed page, as well as meaningful social commitments on the public stage.
Charles Bardes is a practicing physician whose most recent book, Diary of Our Fatal Illness (University of Chicago, Phoenix Poets, 2017) is an extended prose poem that narrates an aged man’s illness and death.
Other poems, essays, and ruminations have appeared in Agni, Great River Review, Literary Imagination, The New England Journal of Medicine, Ploughshares, Proto, Raritan, and scattered anthologies. Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia (Bellevue Literary Press, 2008) is an extended lyric essay on the cultural and mythological underpinnings of a common disease construct.
Bardes is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Associate Dean at Weill Cornell Medical College. He lives in New York City and Ghent, New York with his wife, the visual artist Barbara Kilpatrick.