A Pandemic in Residence: Essays From a Detroit Hospital (pre-order)

By Selina Mahmood

A debut collection of essays by an uncommon talent. With breathtaking erudition, poet and doctor Selina Mahmood explores theories of the mind, the struggles of starting a residency in neurology, Pakistani-American history, family, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. The collection was revised and completed in the spring and summer of 2020, as Mahmood moved into a hotel to continue her residency and prevent her family from becoming ill. Ranging with confident aplomb across a vast swath of history, philosophy, literature, and medicine, A Pandemic in Residence is an elegant, incisive investigation into our universal search for meaning.

Selina Mahmood was born in Detroit and serves as a second-year neurology resident there. She has also lived in Lahore, NYC, and Ann Arbor. She graduated with a major in history from the University of Michigan in a previous life before pursuing medicine. Her work has appeared in The Manhattanville Review, Squawk Back, Blood and Thunder—Musings on the Art of Medicine, The Conglomerate, and others. She has also blogged book reviews on HuffPost and worked as a reader for Boulevard, Bellevue Literary Review, and Frontier Poetry. When she isn't busy diving into the brain, she's trying to swallow her way out of it. 

MAY 18, 2021 | ISBN: 9781948742931 | ESSAYS | PAPERBACK | 5 X 7 | 144 PAGES