Psychiatry

Memoir
3:55 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist's Life: A Poetic Memoir

The cover of Dr. Barry Blackwell's Memoir: Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist's Life.
Credit Photo courtesy of Barnes & Noble

Dr. Barry Blackwell has spent half a century working as a psychiatrist. But since moving from Britain to Milwaukee decades ago, he’s explored something quite unexpected for a medical practitioner: poetry.

For Blackwell, this wasn’t a midlife change-of-heart. Throughout his self-published memoir, Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist’s Life, Blackwell makes reference to his lifelong interest in writing. He recently sat down with WUWM’s Lake Effect to discuss his 600-page magnum opus.

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