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Shimmer Report

Shimmer Report

Publisher: Ekstasis Editions
Published: August, 2015
Poetry
ISBN: 978-1-77171-103-6 (pbk.) 978-1-77171-104-3 (ebook)
Cover: Paperback
6×9
Price: $23.95 CDN/US
96 pages
Status: In Print

Shimmer Report tells of a couple who do not fall in love so much as ascend together into love from their own dark places. He, a poet, musician, teacher; she, a visual artist and author, has also had to endure the psychiatric system. Life and love are but a shimmer—but this is a report on hard realities, as well as on flashes of colour, delight, and whimsy.

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A Private Collection

Private Collection

Published:
1st edition, 50 copies: November 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9868890-3-5
Price: $15 CDN/US including shipping
36 pages
16 poems, with colour plates of art works on facing pages
Status: In Print

A series of ekphrastic poems inspired by works of art in Brian Campbell’s home. These poems are celebrations of not only of the works but their creators, most of whom are or were Brian’s friends. By turns quirky, warm, poignant and elegiac,  the poems are presented with colour plates of the art that inspired them on facing pages.

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Passenger Flight

Passenger FlightPublisher: Signature Editions
Published: April, 2009
ISBN 978-1-897109-33-5
Cover: Paperback
Price: $14.95 CDN, $12.95 US
96 pages
Status: In Print

In Passenger Flight, Brian Campbell takes us on a harrowing but exhilarating ride through the heavy turbulence of the twenty-first century. This collection of free-wheeling, elegantly crafted prose poems conjures scenes of tenderness, random violence and phantasmagorical dreams evocative of the chaos of this post-911 world.

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Guatemala and Other Poems

Guatemala & Other Poems cover

Author: Brian Campbell (pseudonym: Bryan McKnight)
Publisher: Window Press, Toronto
ISBN: 0-9696447-0-1X 
Cover: Paperback
Price: $10 CDN, $10 US
96 pages
Status: In Print

In Guatemala and Other Poems, Brian Campbell takes us into a world of urban ciphers who rage and delight in their hysterically sharp-edged, homuncular condition; that of the wronged Jonah, who in his fury at his God finds clues of the ultimate conundrum of his existence; and into mid-1980’s Guatemala, where in a poignant and lyrical piece of poetic reportage Campbell reveals inner contradictions of that beautiful and tragic country.  All these forays are conducted with consummate assurance and poetic skill.

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Undressing the Night

Undressing the Night

Author: Francisco Santos, tanslated and edited by Brian Campbell
Publisher: Editorial Lunes, Heredia, Costa Rica
Published: March, 2006
ISBN: 9968-9542-9-2
 Cover: Paperback
Price: $10 CDN, $10 US
125 pages
Status: In Print

This bilingual edition of poems by Nicaraguan-Canadian poet Francisco Santos brings a generous selection of the entire range of his poetry for the first time to English readers.  Santos’ writing is steeped in literary traditions as diverse as Latin American surrealism, European modernism and the poetry of the Beats. Like many of his generation, he left the political and economic turmoil of his native land and moved north, in his case, to Toronto, Canada.  The result is a rich poetry of fusion, fracture, tension and surprise, rendered into highly readable English through Brian Campbell’s inspired translations.

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