Pris Campbell


Lake Worth, FL
Florida US

Author's Bio

Pris Campbell has been published in numerous journal and anthologies. She has been nominated seven times for a Pushcart Prize. She's not able to do readings or teach workshops for health reasons. Eight  books/ chapbooks have been published by the small press. The next one, Truth and Other Lies, comes out from Nixes Mate in March,2022. A former clinical psychologist, PhD from the University of Illinois, she worked in St Louis, Hawaii, Rhode Island and Boston before traveling down the east coast for six months in her 22 foot sailboat. Her book Sea Trails, is based on that trip. Hit by ME/CFS in 1990, a debilitating neuroimmune illness, she leads a much quieter life now in SE Florida with her husband, vagabond shoes saved for the next wanderer.

Publications & Prizes

Truth and Other Lies (Nixes Mate Books, 2022)
My Southern Childhood (Nixes Mate Books, 2018)
Squall Line On the Horizon (Nixes Mate Books, 2017)
The Nature of Attraction (Main Street Rag, 2010)
Sea Trails (Lummox Press, 2009)
Shadows Trail Them Home (Clemson University Digital Press, 2007)
Hesitant Commitments (Lummox Press, 2008)
Interchangeable Goddesses (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006)
Abrasions (Rank Stranger Press, 2005)
Boxcar Poetry Review
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Nixes Mate Review
Red Lights
Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal
The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
Prizes won: 

Second place in Poets of the Palm Beaches annual competition,

Second in an annual online Board competition,

Best Poem of the issue in Boxcar Poetry Review, journal now closed

second place in Moonset Journal's annual haiku contest, (2007), journal now closed

Sakura Award at the Vancouver Cherry Festival  2018

commended in the Sharpening the Green Pencil Contest 2018.

First place in Mandy”s Time tanka contest 2018 and second place 2018, plus other awards.

Six Pushcart Prize nominations for free verse poetry (one in 2008; two in 2009, one in 2017, two in 2018

commendations: Katikati annual contest (2012)

H.Gene Murtha Senryu Contest ( short list) 2018

AHS (Australian) spring 2018 haiga kukai (nonseasonal): highly commended

Ito En Bronze Award 2018

Santoka haiga contest Third place 2020

Marlene Mountain Contest: First Place 2021

Sanford Goldstein Contest: First Place 2021























































Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Writers of top level thrillers or mainstream novel. Too many to name,

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Mental Health
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Born in: 
Chester, SC
South Carolina
Raised in: 
Pageland, SC
South Carolina
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Last update: Mar 15, 2022