Emery Campbell

Emery L. Campbell writes poetry and short works of fiction and nonfiction. A book of a selection of his poems and his translations from the French of poetry by classical French poets was published in May 2005.  The volume, titled This Gardener’s Impossible Dream,  was nominated for the 2006 Georgia Author of the Year Award, and a poem from it received a nomination for a Pushcart prize.  His poetry has also appeared in the publications 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, and Where Sunbeams Dance; in various other magazines and newsletters; and on the Internet at The Hyper Texts at www.thehypertexts.org, and in the Crown and Thistle section of Fables at www.fables.org .  He is a past vice president and long-time member of the Georgia Poetry Society and also belongs to the Utah State Poetry Society, the Southeastern Writers Association, and Georgia Writers, Inc.  He has been contributing a regular column on grammar and usage to the newsletter of the latter organization for the past twelve years.

Born in 1927 in Monroe, Wisconsin, 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 postgraduate 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 early 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.

To purchase Mr. Campbell's book The Gardener's Impossible Dream, please write to him or contact him by phone at 770-339-8752. The price is $15.00 plus $1.50 for shipping to any U.S. destination.

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Posted 08/2006.


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