Ron Charach

As a practicing psychiatrist, poet Ron Charach combines a physician’s candid eye for the foibles of the body with a psychiatrist’s compassion for the suffering of the mind. he was contributing editor of The Naked Physician, an anthology of poetry by Canadian medical practitioners, and has been published in national and international journals and anthologies of writing by doctors. As well as a collection of essays, Cowboys and Bleeding Hearts, Charach has published eight books of poetry, including Dungenessque, winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry, and his newest collection, Forgetting the Holocaust (Frontenac House). Charach grew up in Winnipeg and lives in Toronto.