I ve had while learning and working in this field But of course one doesn t have the be of this background or in this field to appreciate or njoy this fabulous book of poetryThis lovely book will be published very soon on April 6 2021A huge thank you to Books Forward PR for the gifted ARC Dr Seema Yasmin s debut poetry collection If God Is A Virus is a beautifully crafted 細味人生100篇 example of interdisciplinary work combining medical history scientific facts data and art in the name of poetry Drawing on first hand journalistic and medicalxperiences from West Africa and the United States Yasmin highlights a number of challenging concepts from the specific cruelties and hardships suffered from the largest Ebola The Gathering (Darkness Rising, epidemic in history to the broader perspective of the value of human lifeWith such intense harrowing and sometimes controversial topics at hand this collection is immaculately composed and arranged so as to demonstrate Yasmin sxpert knowledge and MongoDB enriching personalxperience with the concepts and Chastity events depicted Through these poems shexplores themes including the horrors of colonialism and war as well as the impact of racism overt and subconscious on media representation medical care and Experiential Learning empathy She does not shy away from these things illustrating them with vivid detail that may turn the stomach perhaps in anffort to compel readers to understand sympathize or contemplate From the first poem ntitled Disease Is Not the Only Thing That Spreads Yasmin strikes her readers with visceral images and poignant language disease is deadly but so too is colonialism for profit medical models and ill informed phobias We are struck with the bluntness of this flagship poem through its use of freuent fragments and decisive periods This is not a piece designed to voke longing or nostalgia or anything soft and human it is instead capable of coaxing fury lament fear disgust Readers
cope with the imagery with mentions of twisting bowels and fermenting torment of note without respite by design presumably because the subjects of this poem of the collection have been forced to A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings endure the same fate By comparison the readershipxperience is mundane but it disturbs and compels the reader immediately with precise and A New Philosophy of History evocative language deliberate style and abrasive descriptionsThe first appearance of a poem sharing the name of the book is stark in its brevity andxpert use of white space There is rage here as well as disappointment offering pointed commentary on the anti vaxxer ideology as well as the rampant hypocrisy in such circles such as refusing to receive vaccinations but dabbling in recreational drugs this poem presents a strange relationship between autonomy religion healthcare and science Yes you may make decisions for yourself Yes God has wishes and plans Yes both of these things can contradict themselves and yes there are other players involved who can change the tide rewrite fate make Abortion, Choice, and Contemporary Fiction every intention and goal irrelevant It s a fascinating piece that is carefully constructed and deserving of thoughtful considerationA fascinatinglement of Yasmin s collection of poetry is the blend of media Her poetry alone comes in varying forms toying with space and structure but of note too is the inclusion of other materials from a scanned and annotatedediteddoctored copy of the Hippocratic Oath to the inclusion of a news article screenshot following two poems which claimed two parts of the article s title This latter Lexikon der Medizin-Irrtümer examplespecially proves FRITZI auf Sylt - ÖLMALEREI - Kunst in Fotobrillant-Druck effective in carrying the reader through the collection we are reminded that these poems are not just visceral andvocative but that they are real and true in all their pain and graphic detail We are forced to reconcile with facts not just the language she uses and our reactions to itNear the middle of the collection we witness a uniue stylistic approach to the blending of science and poetry through the parallelism of Filovirus Phylogenetic Tree which serves to illustrate historical and medical history and Self Portrait as Virus which uses a similar visual structure to present a simple but Big Little Man enticing piece about family individualism heritage and the defiance ofxpectationsnorms regarding the preservation of lineage As we progress through the collection Yasmin dips deeper into the facts and reality forcing us to recognize yet again the ffects of unchecked andMust Cope With The
Unchallenged Racism Bias And Bigotryracism bias and bigotry in positions and fields of power She presents a chart which features the results of a 2016 study on biologically implausible beliefs and the percentage of participating medical students and doctors who nonetheless believe them The title of this piece What They Hear When They Listen to Your Heart coupled with the presented findings contributes to the realization of something that. Ponders journalists and the virus itself Documentary poems xplore which human lives are valued how ditorial decisions are weighed what role the aid industrial complex plays in crises and how medical myths and rumor can travel faster than microbesThese poems also. Love sciencemedicine Love poetry Looking for gut punch Look No Further Than This Poetry Collection By Dr Seema further than this poetry collection written by Dr Seema as the deadly Ebola outbreak was unfolding in West Africa and in the US The way she weaves together talking about science and medicine and personal anecdote and media coverage and so many other topics was just so hard hitting and refreshing Can something be a breath of fresh air and yet knock the wind out of you This would be that Thank you to the author and publisher for an ARC of this poetry collection in xchange for an honest reviewThis collection is definitely uniue and releasing during a global pandemic it s a little surreal feeling The author is incredibly smart and talented the poems are filled with heartbreak and very cool inclusions from news and medical articles This was definitely a different Understanding Markets and Strategy experience than I m used to but I reallynjoyed it This book was absolutely amazing It was Montana Dreams educational passionate andxtremely well written When I read a book like this I am reminded of just how lucky I am to receive advanced copies of books This was science in the best form of art poetry Parts of this book touch on being on the front lines during an outbreak and gave me an Immerwelt - Der Pakt entirely new perspective and respect for what these people dospecially with our current pandemic I could not put this book down and absolutely loved reading it I have always been interested in medicine and medical advances but given my background in psych I have often focused on mental health and neuroscienceDuring this pandemic I have found myself drawn to Modern South Asia epidemiology and while I have read a lot of scientific articles I have also read stories about how viruses affect people family and communities How those neediest among us are often affected disproportionately and yet we are seldom aware or seldom care because it has not touched one of usBecause of this I instantly jumped on the opportunity to review an ARC of If God Is A Virus by Dr Seema Yasmin This is a collection of poems based on the original reporting from West Africa and the US during the Ebolapidemic Dr Yasmin is a doctor and a journalist
and thus her uniue perspective allows us to see the pidemicthus her uniue perspective allows us to see the pidemic multiple lenses in order to give voice to multiple key players including the virusHer poems are poignant and they ask us to understand the true suffering of people Ancestral Voices especially those so different from us It also asks us to understand that not all virus arevil and that some serve bigger purposes and thus we should continue to study them so that we can reap the benefits and avoid the hurtIn a time where so many of her poems can also be used to describe the Covid 19 pandemic I think her writing are crucial and timely I highly recommend this and I am grateful to booksforwardpr for providing me with an ARC History is our favorite subject to rewrite Anti BodyThis book blew my mind and broke my heart The god of the title takes various forms none of them kind or compassionate and the speaker s voice in these poems is heavy with love and anger As a chronicle of the 2014 Ebola outbreak as well as the bigger picture of challenges and ineuities faced by doctors and patients who are female andor of color around the world it bears witness to unuantifiable moments of suffering There is also bittersweet humor and formal playfulness And Bid Him Sing especially in created forms like a family tree poem called Self Portrait as a Virus The book contains multiple titular poems all showing different aspects of Yasmin s vision of a complex life and death giving virus god Basically Yasmin is an unflinchingly badass doctor poet Y all this book just hit different IF GOD IS A VIRUS by Dr Seema Yasmin is a collection of poems based on the Ebolapidemic Dr Yasmin is a doctor and a journalist and her newest works is based on both her personal Aristotle Detective (Aristotle experiences and the reporting on the Ebolapidemic in West AfricaWhile I could draw so many parallels between this work and the current global pandemic this collections is so much greater than that It addresses misogyny in the medical field our obsession with being busy colonialism maternal mort This book of poetry dives into so many topics such as racism sexism bureaucracy politics in health and so many While these poems follow the multiple Ebola pidemics in the form of documentary poems many of these sentiments are seen and reflected in today s COVID 19 pandemicI work in the field of public health as an infectious disease pidemiologist with that Bringing the Empire Home educational and professional background as well as being a South Asian woman like the author this book of poetry was absolutely perfect for me There have been many times I ve been floored by the accuracy of Dr Seema Yasmin s words how she seems to be inside my brain and writing poetry ofxact sentiments. Based on original reporting from West Africa and the United Statesand the poet’s xperiences as a doctor and journalist If God Is A Virus charts the course of the largest and deadliest Ebola pidemic in history telling the stories of Ebola survivors outbreak res.
Read & Download If God Is a Virus (Break Beat Poets)Many people of color already know the medical field houses racial biases that can actively contribute to a disparity of care or ven an increase in harm White medical students and professionals may not have a truly objective perspective they are prone to false beliefs as most people are The problem therein resides within the fact that a doctor holds considerable power over the health and well being of their patients with unchecked biases and implausible beliefs doctors provide and prescribe different care to patients of color resulting in healthcare ineuality that uite frankly can killAlso of particular note are the poems within this collection that depict intersectionality namely of identity Syndemics deviates from the
Medically Focused Pieces But Remains True To The Themes Offocused pieces but remains true to the themes of racism xeno islamo homophobia and how these bigotries impact the treatment and perception of others Yasmin does a remarkable job here in xploring the implications of personal and social identities who we are and who we are perceived to be may vary depending on circumstances surrounded actions Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F) etc And when it comes to intersectional identities such as Yasmin s own ueer brown Muslim woman identity she uestions which came first and which is trueSeema Yasmin sfforts to intertwine fact and lyricism are ffective poignant and astounding this collection is a delightful if at times suitably depressing and horrifying read I highly recommend this collection to anyone with a taste for well woven but intricate language technical and unabashed historyscience and hard hitting socio political commentaryAn Emmy Award winning journalist disease detective medical doctor and author Dr Seema Yasmin has done an incredible job with this poetry debut You can also check out her recent book Viral BS Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them if you are interested in learning about the communicable nature of misinformation particularly in regards to health and medicine This book aims to debunk false beliefs and ducate readers on some medical facts that might not be common knowledge With a masterful blend of history data and mpathy conveyed through a playful yet professional voice Viral BS is a worthwhile read Plus Yasmin also made a Buzzfeed uiz regarding medical misinformation so test your know how before reading the book If God Is A Virus will be available on April 6 and you can pre order a copy today You can also connect with Yasmin on Twitter BOOK REVIEWIf God is a Virus by Dr Seema Yasmin 5 Am woman only with feet in metal stirrups ueer only with my tongue inside another woman How HOW am I so lucky to get ARCs like this sent to me Through my partnership with Books Forward PR I was able to reuest two ARCs by this amazing author and If God is a Virus was the first one I chose to dive into Viral BS is nextI had completely ngulfed this collection of poetry within an hour I couldn t put it down This was one of those completely Double Jeopardy engulfed this collection of poetry within an hour I couldn t put it down This was one of those where you want to washvery page in highlighter because Composition and Literature every sentence resonates within your soul This left me speechless and thinking aching and filled with sadness This came about during the perfect time with COVID 19 deaths crossing the threshold of 400000 in the US Following the course of the largest and deadliest Ebolapidemic in history through Dr Yasmin s words was a journey we all need to take Hearing these words told by Ebola survivors outbreak responders journalists and the virus itself gave voice to the Cezanne and Provence epidemic We are inherited from viruses and the human placenta would notxist without a gene descended from a virus So maybe God is a virus after all Now don t hate me But this isn t available until April 6 2021 Please set an alarm in your phone or jot a note down on your calendar this is a title you DO NOT want to missI give my heart full of gratitude to Books Forward PR for providing me the opportunity to read this Dark Voices early and to Dr Seema Yasmin for sharing these wordsfyebooks on Instagram Viruses have been on the forefront ofveryone s mind for the past year But for some viruses have always been a big part of their work Seema Yasmin is a medical doctor and a journalist who has worked the front line of outbreaks including Ebola In this new collection of poems she uses her personal xperiences as a female doctor of color working those front lines She recounts times that people haven t respected her or asked for another doctor because of her gender
Or Her Skin Color She Also Shares In Poetry Formher skin color She also shares in poetry form dichotomy between how the world reacts to an outbreak that causes deaths of white people vs those that cause deaths of black people This collection as a well done personal xamination of virus with special attention to how reactions are impacted by sexism and racism Recommend this one Thank you to the publisher for the review cop. Give voice to the virus Eight percent of the human genome is inherited from viruses and the human placenta would not Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) exist without a gene descended from a virus If God Is A Virus reimagines viruses as givers of life andven authors of a viral human self help boo.