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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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Rick Campbell is the author of The Traveler's Companion and Setting The World In Order, which won the Walt McDonald Prize, and Dixmont, published by Autumn House Press. Campbell has won an NEA Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and two fellowships from the Florida Arts Council. He is the director of Anhinga Press and the Anhinga Prize for Poetry, and he teaches English at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. He lives with his wife and daughter in Gadsden County, Florida.Review:
Dixmont is more than a blip on the Doppler screen of American poetry; it measures the weather of our times. Against a background of wars past and present, Rick Campbell wages his own personal battles on several fronts.... --Robert Dana
Rick Campbell's new poems are blocks and chunks of daily life, scooped raw from the dirt we're all made of, and made art by the magic of his wit. They are full of courage and grace, and yes, wonderful humor, too, as they take on the ugliness and beauty and mystery of our mortality.... --Judith Kitchen
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Book Description Autumn House Press, 2007. Perfect Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111932870172
Book Description Autumn House Press. PERFECT PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1932870172 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1751104