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How Poetry Heals Us | Rafael Campo | TEDxCambridge


People living with illness increasingly feel isolated and unheard, while doctors suffer from empathy erosion and burnout. Join Harvard Medical School professor and poet Rafael Campo on a moving journey through stories of opioid addiction, AIDS, and cancer that reveal the extraordinary power of our voices to bring us together – and heal us. Learn more at http://www.tedxcambridge.com

Rafael Campo teaches and practices medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He also serves as Poetry Section Editor for JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Author of nine acclaimed books, he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Poetry Series award, and a Lambda Literary Award for his poetry. His work has appeared in several periodicals including The American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New Republic, and The New York Times Magazine. He has lectured widely, at such distinguished venues as the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Library of Congress, and the 92nd Street Y in New York. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx