Dr. Irène P. Mathieu is a pediatrician, writer, and public health researcher who has lived and worked in the U.S., Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Peru, and elsewhere. She is interested in community-engaged research, medical education, trauma-informed care, and social determinants of health.
Irène is the author of orogeny (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017), which won the Bob Kaufman Book Prize, and the galaxy of origins (dancing girl press, 2014). Her honors include Yemassee Journal‘s Poetry Prize, Honorable Mention and Editor’s Choice awards in the Sandy Crimmins National Poetry contest, two Pushcart Prize nominations, and runner-up for the Northwestern/Cave Canem book prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Narrative Magazine, Boston Review, Southern Humanities Review, Los Angeles Review, Callaloo, New Delta Review, Yemassee, Foundry, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere.
Irène is a poetry book reviewer for Muzzle Magazine and an editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine‘s humanities section. She holds a BA in International Relations from the College of William & Mary and a MD from Vanderbilt University, and has received fellowships from the Fulbright Program and Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop.
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