Campbell McGrath

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Campbell McGrath is a notable modern American poet. He is the author of six full-length collections of poetry, including his most recent, Pax Atomica.

McGrath received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his MFA from Columbia University's creative writing program, where he was classmates with Rick Moody. He currently teaches creative writing at Florida International University, where his students have included Richard Blanco.

McGrath has been recognized by some of the most prestigious American poetry awards, including the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award (for The Bob Hope Poem in Spring Comes to Chicago, his third book of poems), a Pushcart Prize, the Academy of American Poets Prize, a Ploughshares Cohen Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Witter-Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award."


  • Capitalism
  • American Noise
  • Spring Comes to Chicago
  • Road Atlas
  • Mangrovia (chapbook)
  • Florida Poems
  • Pax Atomica
  • The Prose Poem
  • Bio and notes on articles in Ploughshares
  • Excerpt from Pax Atomica at Harper Collins

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