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Campbell McGrath

Campbell McGrath is the author of eleven collections of poetry, most recently Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems, and XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century, a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. In his Florida Poems, he catalogues Florida’s natural wonders and historical figureheads, from Spanish explorer Ponce de Len to Walt Disney, early American botanist William Bartram to Chuck E. Cheese—“the bewhiskered Mephistopheles of ring toss/the diabolical vampire of our transcendent ideals.” His many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, a United States Artists Fellowship, and a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award." He lives with his wife in Miami Beach, and teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University.