Dawn McGuire

Dawn McGuire (’95, ’97, ’01, ’04, ’07, ’10, ’12, ’17) is a neurologist and author of four poetry collections, Sleeping in Africa, Hands On, The Aphasia Cafe and American Dream with Exit Wound. Her poems have appeared in various literary magazine and anthologies, including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the Journal of American Neurology. McGuire has won several poetry awards, including winner of the 2013 Indie Book Award for Poetry, the Troubadour Prize (UK), the National League of American Pen Women, and the 2011 Sarah Lawrence/Campbell Corner Academy of Language Exchange Poetry Prize for “poems that treat larger themes with lyric intensity.” She is Adjunct Professor of Neurology at the Neurosciences Institute of Morehouse School of Medicine, and divides her time between Atlanta and Northern California.