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Owen Lewis

b. 1951

Current City, State, Country

New York, New York, USA

Birth City, State, Country

United States


Owen Lewis, author of three collections of poetry, Field Light (Distinguished Favorite, 2020 NYCBigBookAward; 2021 “Must Read”, Mass Book Awards), Marriage Map and Sometimes Full of Daylight, all from Dos Madres Press, and two chapbooks. best man was the recipient of the 2016 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize of the New England Poetry Club. Other prizes include: Second Prize 2018 Wigtown (Scotland) International Poetry Competition; Finalist, 2017 Pablo Neruda Award; First prize, the 2016 International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine; commendation in 2020 The Troubadour International Poetry Contest. His poetry is included in the 2022 anthology, Stay Thirsty Poets and has appeared in Nimrod, Poetry Wales, The Mississippi Review, Southward, The Four Way Review, and Moment. His literary essays/reviews have recently appeared in Intima, Ink Sweat & Tears, Presence, Wordpeace, and The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is a professor of psychiatry, Columbia University where he teaches Narrative Medicine in the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics.

Published Works

Field Light (Dos Madres Press, 2020)
Marriage Map (Dos Madres Press, 2017)
Best Man (chapbook; Dos Madres Press, 2015)
Sometimes Full of Daylight (Dos Madres, 2013)
March in San Miguel (Finishing Line Press, 2012)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title

Clinical Prof of Psychiatry, Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons; Faculty, Dept of Medical Humanities and Ethics


University of Pennsyulvania, BA
Mt.Sinai School of Medicine, MD

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