TROY to host readings by poet Rick Campbell

Posted: Monday, 19 September 2011

TROY—Troy University will host readings by acclaimed poet Rick Campbell at both the Troy and Dothan campuses on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Campbell will read selections from his newest book at the Dothan Campus starting at 3 p.m. inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall. He will read at the Troy Campus at 7 p.m. in Hawkins Hall, room 122. Both events are free and open to the public.

Campbell is director of Anhinga Press and a professor of English at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. His newest book of poetry is "Dixmont," and his other books include "The Traveler's Companion," the Walt McDonald Prize-winner "Setting the World in Order," and "A Day's Work."

His honors include a Pushcart Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and two poetry fellowships from the Florida Arts Council. His poems and essays have appeared in such publications as The Georgia Review, The Florida Review and Prairie Schooner.