Irène Mathieu, MD reads her work on Insecurity & Impostor Syndrome…

About the speaker

Irène Mathieu, MD is a pediatrician, writer, and author of three collections of poetry. Her most recent book, Grand Marronage (Switchback Books 2019) won Editor’s Choice for the Gatewood Prize and runner-up for the Northwestern/Cave Canem Book Prize. She is also the author of orogeny (Trembling Pillow Press 2017) won the Bob Kaufman Book Prize, and the galaxy of origins (dancing girl press 2014). A recipient of fellowships from Fulbright, Callaloo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Irène practices primary care pediatrics at the University of Virginia, where she leads workshops on poetry and medicine for physicians in training and serves as an editor for Muzzle Magazine and the humanities’ section of The Journal of General Internal Medicine. For more information, please visit

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