Studio Visit: Alexander Gorlizki

Danielle visits the studio of Alexander Gorlizki in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Gorlizki’s vibrant art graces the cover of BLR Issue 44, featuring the 2023 BLR contest winners More

Studio Visit: Tatana Kellner

Danielle visits the studio of Tatana Kellner in upstate New York. Kellner’s touching art graces the cover of BLR Issue 45, which is focused on the theme of Taking Care. More

Studio Visit: Lauriston Avery

Bellevue Literary Review is chock full of poetry, fiction, and poetry on the inside. But on the outside, the BLR features the work of contemporary artists on its covers. Danielle Ofri, BLR’s Editor-in-Chief, recently visited the studio of Lauriston Avery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Avery’s otherworldly art graces the cover of BLR Issue 43, which is focused on the theme of Recovery. More

Danielle Ofri interviews playwright Sarah Ruhl

Sarah Ruhl–acclaimed playwright, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, MacArthur “genius” — joins BLR editor-in-chief Danielle Ofri for a fascinating conversation about her life, her career, and her extraordinary journey to reclaim her own face. Her book, “Smile,” was a New York Times best-seller. More

Covid and the Creative Process

Covid has generated unusual creative pressures: Must writers write about the pandemic? Does bearing witness to inequities impact creative output? How do we make art in a time of suffering? BLR editors Danielle Ofri and Doris W. Cheng are joined in conversation by poet Phillip B. Williams and novelist Weike Wang. With special guests: playwright Sarah Ruhl and scientist/writer Joseph Osmundson. More

Poetry & Parkinson’s

Hal Sirowitz is poet with Parkinson’s disease, He was one of the original performers at the Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe and is BLR’s most published poet! Danielle Ofri hosts a film screening and conversation about poetry, Parkinson’s, and finding your voice. More

Women in Medicine Transforming Healthcare

Danielle Ofri and Lucy Lester discuss the history and the current status of women in medicine, and how women have transformed healthcare.
Co-sponsored by AMWA (American Women’s Medical Association) & WIMLF (Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation). More

Communication Errors in Healthcare

Danielle Ofri answers questions about communication errors in healthcare. How can patient ensure they are heard? How should clinicians disclosure medical errors? What can be done about the power imbalance that between doctors and patients? How can we reduce medical error and avoid malpractice suits? More

Being a Nurse and a Patient

Join Danielle Ofri for a fascinating interview with Theresa Brown, RN, about her new book, “Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient.” Brown has been an oncology nurse and a hospice nurse, as well as an op-ed writer for the New York Times and author of two best-sellers: “The Shift” and “Critical Care. More

Words That Move Us

From beloved songs to unforgettable headlines, from great speeches to hilarious jokes, and beyond, what are the words that move you? Danielle Ofri in conversation with Black Thought, Josh Gondelman and Ammon Shea. More

NPR’s ShortWave podcast

Emily Kwong interviews NPR Arts Reporter Neda Ulaby about her story on Danielle Ofri and BLR’s 20th Anniversary for the ShortWave Podcast. More

NPR’s Morning Edition

NPR’s Neda Ulaby interviews Danielle Ofri and Celeste Ng on “Morning Edition” about BLR’s 20th Anniversary (and how a literary journal came to be founded in a storied public hospital). More

How to Improve the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Danielle Ofri talks with Elena Sung from the “Power of the Patient Project” about how to improve the doctor-patient relationshipe. More

BLR Spring Celebration

Danielle Ofri hosted this event celebrating the winners of the 2021 BLR literary prizes: featuring exciting new works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, plus interviews by BLR editors More

Black in the Ivory

Doctor-writers discuss how writing writing can–or cannot–confront racism in academia and healthcare. More

Books by Danielle Ofri

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