Happy New Year, Poets of the Caribbean readers!
I am very pleased to feature Christian Campbell as my poet of the month for this first day of the first month of 2011. Christian Campbell is the winner of the 2010 Aldeburgh Poetry Prize for his first collection, Running the Dusk, which has received very positive reviews since its publication. He was also shortlisted for the Forward Poetry prize. Running the Dusk was published by Peepal Tree Press
Christian was born in The Bahamas and is of Bahamian and Trinidadian heritage. A Rhodes Scholar, Cave Canem Fellow, and the recipient of a Lannan Residency Fellowship, Christian is currently a Professor of English at the University of Toronto.
Christian Campbell's work was previously featured in New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology (2007), which was edited by Kei Miller.
Here is a link to an interview Christian Campbell recently gave to the Caribbean Review of Books:
I am sure that we are going to be reading a lot more of Campbell's work in the future.