- Campbell McGrath
Campbell McGrath (born 1962) is a notable modern American
poet. He is the author of six full-length collections of poetry, including his most recent, "Pax Atomica".
McGrath was born in
Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Washington, D.C., where he attended Sidwell Friends School. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicagoin 1984 and his MFA from Columbia University's creative writing program in 1988, where he was classmates with Rick Moody. He currently lives in Miami, Florida, and teaches creative writing at Florida International University, where his students have included Richard Blanco. He is married to Elizabeth Lichtenstein, whom he met while he was an undergraduate; they have two sons. [http://www.pshares.org/issues/article.cfm?prmarticleID=7916 "Ploughshares" profile]
McGrath has been recognized by some of the most prestigious American poetry awards, including the
Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award(for "The Bob Hope Poem" in "Spring Comes to Chicago", his third book of poems), a PushcartPrize, the Academy of American PoetsPrize, a Ploughshares Cohen Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Witter-Bynner Fellowshipfrom the Library of Congress, and a MacArthur Foundation"Genius Award."
*"Spring Comes to Chicago"
*"The Prose Poem"
*" [http://news.fiu.edu/fiumag/fall_99/faculty.html Historian, comedian, storyteller:a conversation with poet Campbell McGrath] ," Lyn Millner, "Florida International University Magazine", Fall 1999 issue.
* [http://www.mipoesias.com/Florida/mcgrathinterview.htm Interview in "MIPOesias"]
* [http://www.pshares.org/Authors/authorDetails.cfm?prmAuthorID=1017 Bio and notes on articles in "Ploughshares"]
* [http://www.harpercollins.com/global_scripts/product_catalog/book_xml.asp?isbn=0060745649&tc=cx Excerpt from "Pax Atomica" at Harper Collins]
* [http://www.poems.com/special_features/prose/essay_mcgrath.php "Poetry Daily" interview]
* [http://magazine.uchicago.edu/9806/html/mcgrath.html "University of Chicago Magazine" profile]
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