Erik Campbell at NWU: Tues, Oct 2nd, 7pm
Nebraska Wesleyan University Alum
& Author of Arguments for Stillness
named by Book Sense as one of the top ten poetry collections for 2007
Tuesday Oct 2
7PM Poetry Reading
Callen Conference Hall
Smith Curtis Building
3:30 Q&A with Students
Old Main Building
The second reading in the Nebraska Wesleyan University Visiting Writers Series takes place next Tuesday, October 2nd. Poet Erik Campbell, author of the Book Sense top 10 pick Arguments for Stillness & NWU alumnus will be giving a reading of his work at 7pm in the Callen Conference Center.
Campbell’s first poetry collection, Arguments for Stillness (Curbstone Press, 2006), was recently named by Book Sense as one of the top ten poetry collections for 2007. His poems and essays have appeared in The Iowa Review, Tin House, The Massachusetts Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Gulf Coast, The New Orleans Review and other literary journals and magazines. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry, and has been a finalist for several literary awards.
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1972, Erik Campbell grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska, and received his BA from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1995. He had been living in Papua, Indonesia since July 2002, where he worked as a technical writer for an American mining company. He and his wife have just returned to the United States from Papua.
You can read an interview with Campbell regarding his work and his book here.