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"Comfort Measures Only, New & Selected Poems, 1994-2016," by Rafael Campo (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
"Comfort Measures Only, New & Selected Poems, 1994-2016," by Rafael Campo (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Rafael Campo has two callings in life: medicine and poetry.

He works at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is associate professor at Harvard Medical School, but has also spent decades as a poet — winning multiple poetry awards, including the Guggenheim fellowship and a National Poetry Series award.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Campo finds himself drawn to the write about illness.

His poetry is a vehicle to healing for both his patients and for himself.

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Rafael Campo, works at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. His book, out this year, is called "Comfort Measures Only: New & Selected Poems, 1994-2016."

This segment aired on December 17, 2018.

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