Michael Salcman is a physician and teacher of art history. He was chairman of neurosurgery at the University of Maryland and president of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore. Recent poems of his appear in Alaska Quarterly Review, Hopkins Review, New Letters, Notre Dame Review, Ontario Review, New York Quarterly, and are forthcoming in The Hudson Review. He is the author of two collections: The Clock Made of Confetti (Orchises, 2007), nominated for The Poet’s Prize, and The Enemy of Good Is Better (Orchises, 2011). A suite of Salcman's poems has been set to music and performed in recital by composer Lorraine Whittlesey at An Die Musik in Baltimore. His anthology of classic and contemporary poems on doctors and diseases is forthcoming from Persea Books.¬†You can learn more about Michael Salcman by visiting his website, Necessary Speech.