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Rafael Campo (poet) (1964) is an openly gay, Cuban-American poet, doctor, and author.He was born in New Jersey. He graduated from Amherst College and Harvard Medical School. He practices medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. His writing focuses on themes that promote equality and justice for gays, people of color [http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/latina_latino_americans,2.html], and working-class individuals.His publications include: The Other Man Was Me: A Voyage to the New World (1994); What the Body Told (1996); The Desire to Heal: A Doctors Education in Empathy, Identity, and Poetry (1997); Diva (1999); Landscape with Human Figure (2002); and The Healing Art: A Doctor's Black Bag of Poetry'' (2003). He has been published in several poetry journals as well. [http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/183]He has won honors from the National Poetry Series, the Lambda Literary Awards, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He served as a resident poet at Brandeis University and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He frequently reads at colleges, including Brown University, Stanford University [http://www.stanford.edu/dept/news/pr/00/campo124.html], and Colby-Sawyer College.http://www.rafaelcampo.com/rc_Biography/rc_bio_index.html
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