Esther Altshul Helfgott is a nonfiction writer and poet with a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington. She is writing the biography of Viennese-born Seattle psychoanalyst, Edith Buxbaum, Ph.D. Esther is the author of Listening to Mozart: Poems of Alzheimer’s (2014); Dear Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Diary & Poems (2013); The Homeless One: A Poem in Many Voices (2000). Poems or essays on Alzheimer’s appear in Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease; Into the Storm: Journeys with Alzheimer’s; Mastering Caregiving in Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias; Seattle P.I.; and elsewhere. Work on psychoanalysis or Edith Buxbaum appears in American Imago: Psychoanalysis and the Human Sciences; Journal of Poetry Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Review; HistoryLink.Org: the On-line Encyclopedia of Washington State History; Seattle Star and elsewhere. Esther is a longtime literary activist, a 2010 Jack Straw poet, and founder of Seattle’s “It’s About Time Writer’s Reading Series,” now in its 32nd year.
Alyce Chenault Gullattee (1928-2020)
Alyce Chenault Gullattee, M.D., was a prominent Howard University Hospital psychiatrist, civil rights activist, member of Union Temple Baptist Church, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority member, long known to her students and patients as Mimi or Dr. G. She was also an expert on substance … Read MoreAlyce Chenault Gullattee (1928-2020)