Landscape with Human Figure

Rafael Campo


Landscape with Human Figure

Landscape with Human Figure

  • Title: Landscape with Human Figure
  • Author: Rafael Campo
  • ISBN: 9780822328902
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback



In Landscape with Human Figure, his fourth and most compelling collection of poetry, Rafael Campo confirms his status as one of America s most important poets Like his predecessor William Carlos Williams, who was also a physician, Campo plumbs the depths of our capacity for empathy Campo writes stunning, candid poems from outside the academy, poems that arise with equalIn Landscape with Human Figure, his fourth and most compelling collection of poetry, Rafael Campo confirms his status as one of America s most important poets Like his predecessor William Carlos Williams, who was also a physician, Campo plumbs the depths of our capacity for empathy Campo writes stunning, candid poems from outside the academy, poems that arise with equal beauty from a bleak Boston tenement or a moonlit Spanish plaza, poems that remain unafraid to explore and to celebrate his identity as a doctor and Cuban American gay man Yet no matter what their unexpected and inspired sources, Campo s poems insistently remind us of the necessity of poetry itself in our increasingly fractured society his writing brings us together just as did the incantations of humankind s earliest healers into the warm circle of community and connectedness In this heart wrenching, haunting, and ultimately humane work, Rafael Campo has painted as if in blood and breath a gorgeously complex world, in which every one of us can be found.


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“Rafael Campo blends several selves into his persona as a poet—Cuban-American, openly gay man, physician, AIDS healer, teacher. Each facet of his life is brilliantly yet formally depicted in his fourth collection, Landscape with Human Figure . . . . Each rereading will yield new wisdom, heart, and insight—great poems, really, reveal their truths with inspired reluctance. Campo is among his generation’s best poets . . . .”--Richard Labonte, The Front Page“[A] pleasant and accessible f [...]

I'm skipping around in this one, but all of his work is honest and truth-filled.


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