Denison Beck Lecture Series Features Writer/Physician Raphael Campo
Posted: February 8, 2002
The Denison University Beck Lecture series will feature poet and fiction writer Rafael Campo at 8 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 20) in the Slayter Hall Faculty Lounge. This event is free and open to the public.
The author of four books, Campo also teaches and practices general internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He recommends creative reading and writing as a means of confronting illness. His widely acclaimed book,The Poetry of Healing: A Doctor?s Education in Empathy, Identity, and Desire,won a Lambda Literary Award for Memoir in 1997.
Campo is the author ofThe Other Man Was Me: A Voyage to the New World, which won the National Poetry Series Award in 1993, andWhat the Body Told, published by Duke University Press and winner of a 1996 Lambda Literary Award for Poetry. His third book,Diva, also published by Duke University Press, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Paterson Poetry Prize.
His poems, essays and reviews have appeared in many publications, including The Best American Poetry 1995, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review and the Washington Post Book World. He is a PEN Center West Literary Award finalist and recipient of the National Hispanic Academy of Arts and Sciences Annual Achievement Award. He recently received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Echoing Green Foundation.
Campo has appeared on National Public Radio and been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education. He currently resides in Jamaica Plain, Mass.
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