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Pris Campbell

Pris Campbell

Born: July 18 in Chester South Carolina, USA
Resides: Lake Worth, Florida, USA
E-mail: campris (at) bellsouth (dot) net

The haiga and haiku of Pris Campbell have appeared in numerous journals, including Frogpond, cattails, Acorn, Brass Bell, Chrysanthemum, Haigaonline, Daily Haiga, A Hundred Gourds, Prune Juice, and Failed Haiku, Scryptic Magazine, hedgerow, Haibun Today.The Small Press has published seven collections of her free verse poetry and Clemson University Press an eighth one, a collaboration. A book of tanka was published by Nixes Mate Press. A former Clinical Psychologist, sailor and bicyclist until sidelined by ME/CFS in 1990, she makes her home in the Greater West Palm Beach, Florida.

Awards and Other Honors: Six Pushcart Prize nominations for free verse poetry (one in 2008, two in 2009, one in 2017, two in 2018); First Place Mandy's Pages Tanka Time contest (2018); Second Place Moonset's annual contest (2007); Commendation Katikati annual contest (2012); Commendation Sharpening The Green Pencil (2018); Honorable Mention H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest (short list, 2018); Highly Commended Australian Haiku Society Spring Haiga Kukai 2018 (nonseasonal); Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 Sakura Award; Ito En Bronze Prize 2018.

Books Published: My Southern Childhood (Nixes Mate Press. 2017 ); When The Wolves Comes After You Hang On (Goss Publishing 2017); Squall Line on the Horizon (Nixes Mate Press 2017); Shadows Trail Them Home (Clemson University Digital Press, December 2012); Postscripts to the Dead (Goss Publications 2012); Paul Newman Blues (Full of Crow Press 2010); The Nature of Attraction (Main Street Rag Press 2010); Sea Trails Lummox Press 2009); Hesitant Commitments (Lummox Press 2008); Abrasions (Rank Stranger Press 2006); Interchangeable Goddesses (Rose of Sharon Press 2006).

Selected Work
scattered sand . . .
baby sea turtles return
to the stars
window shopping
my reflection tries on dress
after dress
passing storm . . . 
the pine tree throws
its own shower
pieces of me everywhere broken mirror
sunrise . . .
a line of gulls pulling
the tide behind it
ancient starlight the gnarled oak filled with other worlds

Credits: “scattered sand” – Sharpening The Green Pencil 2018, commendation; “window shopping” – Frogpond , Vol. 36:3 Autumn 2013; “passing storm” – kernels, 2013; “pieces of me” – Under the Basho, Autumn 2013; “sunrise ” – cattails, Sept. 2015; “ancient starlight” – This world: Haiku Society of America 2013 Members' Anthology .

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