Emery L. Campbell
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Emery L. Campbell is an award-winning writer of poetry and short works of fiction and nonfiction. Multicultural Books, a Canadian press, published a book of a selection of his poems and translations from the French of poetry by classical French poets in May 2005. The volume, titled This Gardener's Impossible Dream: A Not So Green Thumb (or Why I Took Up Poetry Instead), was nominated for the 2006 Georgia Author of the Year Award, and a poem chosen from it received a nomination for a Pushcart prize. Copies may be purchased directly from the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campbell's second book, titled Selected Fables and Poems in Translation, was published in late December 2010 by Print1 Direct of Marietta, GA. It consists of both the original French texts plus his English translations of verse fables of Jean de La Fontaine and poems of Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, and Paul Verlaine. Copies are available as above.
His writings have also appeared in the journals Atlanta Review, Light, Midwest Poetry Review, Writers' International Forum, Poets' Forum, Parnassus Literary Journal, Spellbinder, Romantics Quarterly, and others; in anthologies including Reach of Song, Golden Words, Encore, Where Sunbeams Dance and others; in various magazines and newsletters; and on the Internet at The Hyper Texts, in the Crown and Thistles section of Fables, and on additional websites. His work has won awards from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, the Georgia Writers Association, the Georgia Poetry Society, and numerous other individual state poetry organizations.
He is a past vice president and long-time member of the GPS and also belongs to the Utah State Poetry Society, the Southeastern Writers Association, and the Georgia Writers Association. He contributed a regular column on grammar and usage to the newsletter of the latter organization for twelve Born in Monroe, WI in 1927, Mr. Campbell served as a naval aviator from 1945 to 1950. He subsequently graduated from the University of Wisconsin in June 1952 with a BA in French and spent the following two years as a post-graduate student in France. From 1955 until his retirement in 1992 he was employed as an export sales executive. In this capacity he resided for many years in France, England, and Argentina, as well as in the United States, and traveled widely for business and pleasure.
Since 1988 Mr. Campbell and his wife, Hettie, a native of the Netherlands, have lived in Lawrenceville, GA. The couple has two grown sons, both of whom reside in the Atlanta area.
Winning Entry: New Vile Cuisine
Contest Won: Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest 2012, Finalist