Campbell McGrath


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".

Life

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 Chicago in 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]

Writing

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 Pushcart Prize, the Academy of American Poets Prize, a Ploughshares Cohen Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Witter-Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award."

Works

*"Capitalism"
*"American Noise"
*"Spring Comes to Chicago"
*"Road Atlas"
*"Mangrovia" (chapbook)
*"Florida Poems"
*"Pax Atomica"
*"The Prose Poem"

References

External links

*" [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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