Rick Campbell’s most recent book is The History of Steel: A Selected Works (2014), from All Nations Press. His other books include Dixmont, Autumn House (2008); The Traveler’s Companion, Black Bay Books (2004); Setting The World In Order, Texas Tech (2001); 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. Poems and essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, The Florida Review, Prairie Schooner, Fourth River, Kestrel, Puerto Del Sol, New Madrid and other journals. Campbell was the director of Anhinga Press for twenty years and is a founder and the Director of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition and its Other Words Conference. He teaches in the Sierra Nevada College Low Residency MFA Program and also teaches English at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.
A Day’s Work (State Street Press, 2000). Poetry.
Press & Reviews
Rick Campbell’s poems move with grace and muscke and music…part prayer, part song, part gritty story.
—Frank X. Gaspar
Rick Campbell’s poems are blocks and chunks scooped raw from the dirt we are all made of.
The most affecting poems in Rick Campbell’s work …echo and extend the poems of industry and workers written by Philip Levine, Jim Daniels, and others.
—Paul Zimmer, The Georgia Review
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….