Dr. Catharine Clark-Sayles:

After a military-brat childhood of frequent moves across the United States, she attended college and medical school in Colorado then moved to Northern California in 1979 for medical training as an Army physician. Better as a doctor than as a soldier she chose civilian life and a private practice specializing in older adults.

Dr. Clark-Sayles has learned poetry by reading and working with mentor poets Margaret Kaufman, Robert Sward and David St. John. She has had many poems published in medical journals and anthologies. One Breath is her first book. The title comes from advice she was given as an intern: in an emergency take one breath and then another.


Read the full press release from Tebot Bach.

"Do Doctors Cry? - Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine", By Christopher Springmann, Host of Life, By Christopher Springmann, Host of Life, Love & Health, Women's Radio

Caregivers and patients explore writing as a bridge to health", Marin Independent Journal, 6/23/2010

Clark-Sayles, Catharine - One Breath, Literature, Arts & Medicine Database, 09/03/2010