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Today's poem is "The Couple"
from Landscape with Human Figure

Duke University Press

Rafael Campo teaches and practices general internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. His debut collection of poetry, The Other Man Was Me, won the 1993 National Poetry Series award. His second collection, What the Body Told, won a Lambda Literary Award; his third, Diva was a finalist in 2000 for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Paterson Poetry Prize (both titles available from Duke University Press). His work has been published in DoubleTake, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Out, The Progressive, Salon, Slate, and The Washington Post Book World. He is also the author of a collection of essays now available in paperback under the title The Desire to Heal.

About Landscape with Human Figure:

"Landscape with Human Figure is a striking achievement. I am moved, as his readers are sure to be, by Campo's wisdom, maturity, depth, heart, and range of experience."
—Grace Schulman

"Rafael Campo is an accomplished formalist. I hugely enjoy watching him skitter from sestina to pantoum, sonnet to rhymed couplets, to say nothing of his own nonce forms devised as the situation suggests."
—Maxine Kumin



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