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The Resource Comfort measures only : new and selected poems, 1994-2016, Rafael Campo

Comfort measures only : new and selected poems, 1994-2016, Rafael Campo

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Comfort measures only : new and selected poems, 1994-2016
Title
Comfort measures only
Title remainder
new and selected poems, 1994-2016
Statement of responsibility
Rafael Campo
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Comfort Measures Only, Rafael Campo bears witness to the unspeakable beauty bound up with human suffering. Gathered from his over twenty-year career as a poet-physician, these eighty-nine poems--thirty-one of which have never been previously published in a collection--pull back the curtain in the ER, laying bare our pain and joining us all in spellbinding moments of pathos. The poet, who is also truly a healer, revives language itself--its sounds channeled through our hearts and lungs, its rhythms amplified through the stethoscope--to make meaning of our bewilderment when our bodies so eloquently and yet wordlessly fail us. Campo's transcendent poems, in all their modernity amidst the bleep of heart monitors and the wail of ambulance sirens, remind us of what ancients understood: the poetry sustains us, and whether we live or die, through what we can imagine and create in our shared voices we may yet achieve immortality--back cover
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
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Campo, Rafael
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.A4883
LC item number
C66 2018
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bemis/Flaherty Collection of Gay Poetry
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  • Medicine
  • Emergency medicine
Label
Comfort measures only : new and selected poems, 1994-2016, Rafael Campo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: illness as muse -- From the other man was me -- El curandero -- From song for my lover -- Aida -- The test -- Allegory -- Age 5 born with aids -- Technology and medicine -- The distant moon -- Finally -- From what the body told -- Route 17 -- Prescription -- The good doctor -- Patients, and another -- Lost in the hospital -- My voice -- El día de los muertos -- What the body told -- From diva -- The pelvic exam -- The gift of aids -- The abdominal exam -- From the changing face of aids -- A death perplexing -- My reasoning -- Recognition -- The mental status exam -- Last rites -- From landscape with human figure -- The couple -- On christmas eve -- The four humours -- From afraid of the dark -- What i would give -- From the enemy -- From eighteen days in France -- You bring out the doctor in me -- Tuesday morning -- Arriving -- Absolution -- On doctoring -- Sick day -- From alternative medicine -- Calendar -- The common mental health disorders of immigrants -- Heart grow fonder -- The reading -- Health -- Hospital song -- Faith healing -- Iatrogenic -- The third step in obtaining an arterial blood gas -- For all the freaks of the world -- Recent past events -- Band of gold -- Primary care -- Nude -- Not untrue -- On the wards -- Alternative medicine -- Without my white coat -- The performance -- What the dead see -- New poems -- Incidental finding -- As we die -- Hospital writing workshop -- Doctors lie, may hide mistakes? -- Comfort measures only -- The chart -- Eden -- Complaint -- Morbidity and mortality rounds -- Diagnosis code -- Ancient mythologies of healing -- Treponema pallidum -- Just know your shit -- Hippocratic oath 2.0 -- On the beauty of science -- Poem for ebola -- Invaders -- Metastatic colon cancer -- Cardiology -- I imagine again I don't let you die -- Swim for life -- Your poems are never joyful -- Addiction -- Post-emergency -- Lessons not learned during medical training -- Quatrains from the clinic -- End of life discussion -- The pond -- Hospice rounds -- Ghazal: by the sea -- The stethoscope replies
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9781478000075
Lccn
2018001403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1010558088
  • (OCoLC)1010558088
Label
Comfort measures only : new and selected poems, 1994-2016, Rafael Campo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: illness as muse -- From the other man was me -- El curandero -- From song for my lover -- Aida -- The test -- Allegory -- Age 5 born with aids -- Technology and medicine -- The distant moon -- Finally -- From what the body told -- Route 17 -- Prescription -- The good doctor -- Patients, and another -- Lost in the hospital -- My voice -- El día de los muertos -- What the body told -- From diva -- The pelvic exam -- The gift of aids -- The abdominal exam -- From the changing face of aids -- A death perplexing -- My reasoning -- Recognition -- The mental status exam -- Last rites -- From landscape with human figure -- The couple -- On christmas eve -- The four humours -- From afraid of the dark -- What i would give -- From the enemy -- From eighteen days in France -- You bring out the doctor in me -- Tuesday morning -- Arriving -- Absolution -- On doctoring -- Sick day -- From alternative medicine -- Calendar -- The common mental health disorders of immigrants -- Heart grow fonder -- The reading -- Health -- Hospital song -- Faith healing -- Iatrogenic -- The third step in obtaining an arterial blood gas -- For all the freaks of the world -- Recent past events -- Band of gold -- Primary care -- Nude -- Not untrue -- On the wards -- Alternative medicine -- Without my white coat -- The performance -- What the dead see -- New poems -- Incidental finding -- As we die -- Hospital writing workshop -- Doctors lie, may hide mistakes? -- Comfort measures only -- The chart -- Eden -- Complaint -- Morbidity and mortality rounds -- Diagnosis code -- Ancient mythologies of healing -- Treponema pallidum -- Just know your shit -- Hippocratic oath 2.0 -- On the beauty of science -- Poem for ebola -- Invaders -- Metastatic colon cancer -- Cardiology -- I imagine again I don't let you die -- Swim for life -- Your poems are never joyful -- Addiction -- Post-emergency -- Lessons not learned during medical training -- Quatrains from the clinic -- End of life discussion -- The pond -- Hospice rounds -- Ghazal: by the sea -- The stethoscope replies
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9781478000075
Lccn
2018001403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1010558088
  • (OCoLC)1010558088

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