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Author: CAMPO, RAFAEL
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Campo, Rafael    Poet's Biography
27 poems available by this author


A POET'S EDUCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: In fact, the classroom overlooked a street
Last Line: His dusty classrom beckoned, high aloft
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Medical Students; Poetry & Poets; Education; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


AGE 5, BORN WITH AIDS    Poem Text    
First Line: In jaime's picture of the world, a heart
Last Line: Of art, except the names we give ourselves
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


AIDA    Poem Text    
First Line: I've never met the guy next door. I know
Last Line: Of sharing candlelight it falls, it falls
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


EL CURANDERO (THE HEALER)    Poem Text    
First Line: I am bathing. All my greyness
Last Line: The world away, I know it is my own
Subject(s): Medicine; Physicians; Drugs, Prescription; Doctors


EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS    Poem Text    
First Line: In mexico, I met myself one day
Last Line: In mexico, they sing so beautifully
Subject(s): Mexico; Gays & Lesbians; Illness


ELEGY FOR THE AIDS VIRUS    Poem Text    
First Line: How difficult it is to say goodbye
Subject(s): Aids (Disease)


HEALTH    Poem Text    
First Line: While jogging on the treadmill at the gym


HER FINAL SHOW    Poem Text    
First Line: She said it was a better way to die
Last Line: Before pronouncing her to no applause
Subject(s): Medicine; Physicians; Gays & Lesbians; Death; Drugs, Prescription; Doctors


LOST IN THE HOSPITAL    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Hospitals


MADONNA AND CHILD    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Mothers & Sons; Old Age


MY VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: To cure myself of wanting cuban song
Subject(s): Singing & Singersand Singers; Cuba


S.W.    Poem Text    
First Line: Extending from her left ear down her jaw
Last Line: Instructions on the care of wounds. She left
Subject(s): Medicine; Physicians; Drugs, Prescription; Doctors


SONG FOR MY LOVER: 11. A MEDICAL STUDENT LEARNS LOVE AND DEA    Poem Text    
First Line: The scalpel finds the heart. The heart is still
Last Line: I cut, and make from him the grave I rob
Subject(s): Surgery; Medical Students


SONG FOR MY LOVER: 13. TOWARDS CURING AIDS    Poem Text    
First Line: I slap on latex gloves before I put
Last Line: I leave him pleadinmg. Too much to do
Variant Title(s): Towards Curing Aids
Subject(s): Surgery; Aids (Disease); Death; Drugs, Prescription; Doctors


SONG FOR OUR SON    Poem Text    
First Line: Pretending fatherhood was simply sperm
Last Line: Forgive us, but we love you very much
Subject(s): Fathers; Gays & Lesbians


SUPERMAN IS DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: I used to think that immortality
Last Line: Back into bed, your body hard and warm
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


THE ABDOMINAL EXAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Before the glimmer of his sunken eyes,


THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Defending you, my country, hurts
Last Line: For once I would be what I would always be
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE CHANGING FACE OF AIDS: 1. THE GHOST OF EPIDEMIOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Aisha got it from her husband dex
Last Line: My voice will drown you in its undertow
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


THE CHANGING FACE OF AIDS: 11. MONOGAMY STRAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Just once, I thought just once. I know you're not
Last Line: For once I would be what I would always be
Subject(s): Marriage; Self; Unfaithfulness; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


THE CHANGING FACE OF AIDS: 12. LAST ACT    Poem Text    
First Line: Not epidemiology, not love
Last Line: My heart restored that wasn't ever safe
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Death; Sickness; Dead, The; Illness


THE DISTANT MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Admitted to the hospital again
Last Line: The distant moon
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


THE FOUR HUMOURS    Poem Text    
First Line: We wondered if the rumors got to her
Subject(s): Physicians; Sickness; Anger; Melancholy; Cancer (Disease); Doctors; Illness; Dejection


THE X FILES    Poem Text    
First Line: In search of them - the aliens we don't
Last Line: In their precision when they stole my voice
Subject(s): Aliens; Extraterrestrials


WHAT THE BODY TOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Not long ago, I studied medicine
Last Line: It was fabulous, what the body told
Subject(s): Medicine; Physicians; Drugs, Prescription; Doctors


WHAT THE BODY TOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Not long ago, I studied medicine
Subject(s): Physicians; Medicine; Physicians; Doctors; Drugs, Prescription; Doctors


WHAT WOULD I GIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: What I would like to give them for a change
Subject(s): Physicians; Doctors