Rick Campbell's most recent book of poems is Dixmont, from Black Bay Books (first printing Autumn House). His other books are The Traveler’s Companion (Black Bay Books, 2004); and Setting The World In Order (Texas Tech 2001) which won the Walt McDonald Prize and A Day’s Work (State Street Press 2000. He’s won a Pushcart Prize, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and two poetry fellowships from the Florida Arts Council. He’s published poems and essays in many journals including The Georgia Review, The Florida Review, Prairie Schooner and many others. Campbell is the director of Anhinga Press and teaches English at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. He was born on the Ohio River twenty miles downriver from Pittsburgh and now lives with his wife and daughter in Gadsden County, Florida.
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Setting the World in Order
"These are poems that testify not only to Rick Campbell's ever-increasing skill as a poet, but to his tenderness, his courage, his deep appreciation for exactly the way water flows, light falls, and the many ways we honor and dishonor our workaday lives." --Robert Dana
The Traveler's Companion
"Campbell's poems are personal, even intimate, but their metaphors and meanings have a broad and tough reality."
--Iron Horse Literary Review
In his third collection of poetry, Rick Campbell ranges from baseball to teaching to Florida landscape. The history of mental illness in his family is a backdrop to these beautiful lyrics.
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