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How JFK Killed My Father

How JFK Killed My Father

This was my first published book of poetry, and is about my father’s illness and my subsequent career in medicine.

Selected Poems

I have posted a few select poems here on this site for you to read.


How JFK Killed My Father won the Pearl Poetry Prize, 2002, and was a finalist for the Paris Review Prize, Kate Tufts Discovery Award, Kenyon Review Prize, University of Louisville Fleur-de-Lis Prize, and the Pinyon Poetry Prize.

The title poem of How JFK Killed My Father was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.


I’ve collected a few select reviews of the book for you to read.

Finding the Book

If you would like a copy of the book, it can be purchased online from or from Barnes & Noble.

It can also be purchased directly from the publisher, Pearl Editions:

Pearl Editions
3030 E. Second Street
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 434-4523
$11.95 includes shipping and handling