Rick Campbell


Alligator Point, FL
Florida US

Author's Bio

Rick Campbell is a poet and essayist living on Alligator Point, Florida. His books include an essay collection, Sometimes the Light (Main Street Rag Press) and poetry collections: Provenance (Blue Horse Press); Gunshot, Peacock, Dog; The History of Steel; Dixmont; Setting the World in Order; and the Traveler's Companion. He’s published poems and essays in journals including The Georgia Review, Fourth River, Kestrel, Prairie Schooner, and the Alabama Literary Review. He teaches in the Sierra Nevada University MFA Program and at Florida A&M University.

Publications & Prizes

Gunshot, Peacock, Dog (Madville Publishing, 2018)
The History of Steel (All Nations Press, 2014)
Dixmont (Autumn House Press, 2008)
The Traveler's Companion (Black Bay Books, 2004)
Setting the World in Order (Texas Tech University Press, 2002)
Prizes won: 

NEA Fellowship Poetry

Pushcart Prize

Florida Individual Artist Grants

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Frank X Gaspar, Keith Ratzlaff, Julia Levine, Brian Turner, Patricia Smith, Philip Levine, Richard Hugo, James Wright, Luis Alberto Urrea
What I'm reading now: 
Ordinary Psalms by Julia Levine, All Night Lingo Tango by Barbara Hamby

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Baden, PA
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Last update: Feb 04, 2022