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Kay Redfield Jamison
March 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join us for an unforgettable and important event with DR. KAY REDFIELD JAMISON in partnership with Mental Health Association of Tulsa.
Dr. Jamison brings a fresh perspective to the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Lowell. In his poetry, Lowell put his manic-depressive illness (now known as bipolar disorder) into the public domain, and in the process created a new and arresting language for madness. Here Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise in mood disorders to bear on Lowell’s story, illuminating not only the relationships between mania, depression, and creativity but also how Lowell’s illness and treatment influenced his work (and often became its subject). A bold, sympathetic account of a poet who was—both despite and because of mental illness—a passionate, original observer of the human condition.
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison is the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as an honorary professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of the national best sellers “An Unquiet Mind”, “Night Falls Fast”, and “Touched with Fire,”and is the coauthor of the standard medical text on bipolar disorder, “Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression.” Dr.