The Healing Art: A Doctor's Black Bag of Poetry

The Healing Art: A Doctor's Black Bag of Poetry

by Rafael Campo
     
 

In this book Rafael Campo restores the link between poetry and healing, in lyrical prose that also offers "pharmaceutical" samples of work by a diverse group of poets such as Mark Doty, Marilyn Hacker, Miroslav Holub, Audre Lorde, Lucia Perillo, and William Carlos Williams. He leads us through the stages of illness and recuperation, from first inklings of mortality,…  See more details below

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In this book Rafael Campo restores the link between poetry and healing, in lyrical prose that also offers "pharmaceutical" samples of work by a diverse group of poets such as Mark Doty, Marilyn Hacker, Miroslav Holub, Audre Lorde, Lucia Perillo, and William Carlos Williams. He leads us through the stages of illness and recuperation, from first inklings of mortality, through symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, and finally recovery or - and here medicine recoils but poetry perseveres - death, and even immortality.

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Library Journal
Campo knows his poetry-he's won a Pushcart Prize, a National Poetry Series award, and two Lambda Literary Awards and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award-and as a physician associated with Harvard Medical School he also knows his medicine. Here he discusses the connection between poetry and healing, which he invokes every time he recites poetry to patients while doing rounds. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393057270
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/19/2003
Pages:
209
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.81(d)

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