Nebraska Authors

Erik Campbell

Born 1972 Bellevue, NE (USA)

Erik Campbell was born in Bellevue, Nebraska. A poet and essayist, his work has been published in many journals including New Letters, Tin House, Prairie Schooner, Massachusetts Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Rattle. His first collection of poetry Arguments of Stillness was one of the top ten poetry collections of 2007 by Book Sense. His 2017 poem "Faith for My Father circa 1980" is included in the Pushcart Prize anthology for 2019.

Places Lived

Bellevue, NE

Author Of

  • Other
  • Poetry


Essay; Poetry



Places Worked

Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE


Book Sense Top 10 collections of Poetry, 2007
Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship recipient


Arguments for Stillness. 2006.
The Corpse Prose. 2016.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. 2017.

Poetry and Essays represented in:
New Letters
Tin House
Prairie Schooner
Massachusetts Review
Virginia Quarterly Review
Satellite Convulsions
Iowa Review
Southern Poetry Review
Gulf Coast
and others.

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