Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Beloved Southern Physician Poet John Stone, born February 7, 1936, in Jackson, Mississippi, died on November 6, 2008. He will be mourned.
John Stone was an emeritus professor of medicine in cardiology at Emory University. He published many collections of poetry and a collection of essays during the time he taught English Literature and Medicine at Emory and at Oxford University, England.
His most recent poetry collections were published at Louisiana State University Press including Where Water Begins and Music from Apartment 8. His essay collection, also from LSU Press is titled In the Country of Hearts: Journeys in the Art of Medicine.
Early poetry collections from the 1980s, also from LSU Press are: The Smell of Matches, In All This Rain, and Renaming the Streets.