Community members are invited to a free book talk and signing by Barry L. Zaret, on Sunday, October 21st, 10am at Congregation B’nai Jacob. Zaret will read from his first poetry collection, Journeys.
In Journeys, Barry L. Zaret has unleashed a long-withheld torrent of gorgeous verse drawn from the riches of his Jewish heritage, his life as a cardiologist, his intense sorrows, joys, and his love of the natural world, especially his beloved Berkshires. What one senses most of all in these life-changing poems is the enormously generous and empathetic spirit behind them.
Zaret’s heartfelt poetry”…looks unflinchingly at his own and our pain and sorrow--and at death--ultimately finding a future of promise and fulfillment,” says National Book Award Winner Sherwin B. Nuland.
As a cardiologist, Zaret has been on the faculty of Yale University School of Medicine since 1973; serving as Chief of Cardiology there and at Yale New Haven Medical Center for twenty-seven years. He is long recognized for his pioneer research in the development of nuclear cardiology, was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology and has received many awards for his scientific work.
The father of three and grandfather of six, Barry L. Zaret lives in Woodbridge, CT and East Otis, MA.