This award was generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. _
Poet Campbell McGrath has published nine collections of his work, predominantly free-verse, long form, documentary poems about the American landscape, culture, and history. He has been awarded many prestigious honors, including The Pushcart Prize (1992), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1998), and a MacArthur Fellowship (1991). McGrath is the Phillip and Patricia Frost Professor of Creative Writing at Florida International University.
Portrait photo courtesy the artist.
Shannon: A Poem of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 2009; photo credit the artist and Ecco Press/HarperCollins