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Poet, physician Rafael Campo to read from work

Poet Rafael Campo will read from his work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Building 200, Room 2.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the President's Reading Series. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the series brings distinguished writers to Stanford.

Campo, a doctor at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, has written three books of poetry: Diva (1999) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; What the Body Told (1996) won a Lambda Literary Award; and The Other Man Was Me: A Voyage to the New World (1994) was a winner of the 1993 National Poetry Series.

Campo also is the author of The Poetry of Healing: A Doctor's Education in Empathy, Identity and Poetry (1997), which won a Lambda Literary Award. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Hispanic Academy of Arts and Sciences Achievement Award, among other distinctions.

For more information about the reading, call (650) 723-0011.


By John Sanford

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