Narrative Medicine

Rita Charon black and white photo

The humanities, long the province of Columbia’s Morningside campus, have found a second home uptown among the doctors, clinicians and scientists at Columbia University Irving Medical Campus.

Owen Lewis

Photo by Susan Ennis

Owen Lewis is nothing if not prolific. He wrote poetry and novels as a child and young man, and at age 23 created a multimedia poetry/music work called New Pictures at an Exhibition, which was reviewed by The New York Times in 1972.

Like the superheroes in the comic books he collected, Benjamin Schwartz (CC’ 03, P&S ’08) grew up feeling he had two identities.