Rafael Campo, MD was born in Dover, New Jersey, in 1964. He is the author of several books of poetry, including The Healing Art: A Doctor's Black Bag of Poetry (W.W. Norton & Co., 20003); Diva (1999), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; What the Body Told (1996), winner of a Lambda Literary Award; and The Other Man Was Me: A Voyage to the New World (1994), winner of the National Poetry Series 1993 Open Competition. The Poetry of Healing (W.W. Norton, 1996), his collection of prose, also received a Lambda Literary Award for Memoir. He is a PEN Center West Literary Award finalist and a recipient of the National Hispanic Academy of Arts and Sciences Annual Achievement Award, and recently received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Echoing Green Foundation. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in many publications, including The Best American Poetry 1995, Double Take, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, Pamassus, Ploughshares, and the Washington Post Book World. He is a practicing physician at Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.