Gail Waldstein

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Gail Waldstein, MD, practiced pediatric pathology for more than 35 years, writing numerous medical articles and book chapters, as well as teaching residents, fellows, and medical students. Poetry, stories and essays have won numerous awards and her work appears in The Denver Post, 5280, Nimrod, New Letters, The MacGuffin, Carve, Bayou, The Potomac Review, Harpur Palate, Connecticut River Review, The Examined Life, Pearl, Zone 3, The Iowa Review, and numerous other journals and anthologies. A collection of nonfiction, The Mother Factor, was a finalist in Zone 3, 2011. Two essays were nominated for a Pushcart. She received the Rocky Mountain Women’s Foundation 1997/98; the Colorado Council for Arts, 2001; and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Grant, 2002. To Quit this Calling, Firsthand Tales of a Pediatric Pathologist, was a Bakeless finalist, 2005; published by Ghost Road Press, 2006. AfterImage, a poetry chapbook, was a finalist and published by Plan B Press, 2006. The Hauntings won first in Swan Scythe Press chapbook contest 2014, published 2015. (Interviewed by Ryan Warner on Colorado Matters on Colorado Public Radio, April, 2015.) Poems have been published in The Seven Hills Review, The Comstock Review, I-70, Broad River Review, Kaleidoscope, Switched on Guttenberg, So To Speak, and Penumbra, and she won first place in the William Faulkner/ William Wisdom poetry contest 2013.