Walter M. Robinson is a writer and physician in Massachusetts.
Dr. Robinson is a recent graduate of the Bennington College Writing Seminars (MFA in Literature and Writing.) In 2016 he was a fellow at The MacDowell Colony and at Yaddo. He was a PEN-New England "New Discovery in Non-Fiction" in 2015. His research has been supported by the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and the Project on Death in America/Open Society Institute.
His recent publications include:
"Empathy Machine: The Singular Science of Nancy Andrews" in What It Means To Be Human, Artists in Context, Cambridge MA, 2016.
"This Will Sting and Burn" The Sun January 2016 http://thesunmagazine.org/issues/481/this_will_sting_and_burn (Reprinted in 2017 in Reader's Digest: http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/doctor-becomes-the-patient/) (Listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays, 2017.)
"White Cloth Ribbons" Harvard Review, Fall 2015. http://harvardreview.fas.harvard.edu/?q=print-issues/harvard-review-48 (Listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays, 2016.)
"Nurse Clappy Gets His" The Literary Review, Winter 2014. http://www.theliteraryreview.org/essay/nurse-clappy-gets-his/ (Listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays, 2015.)