Mr. Campbell McGrath

Florida, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Campbell McGrath is the author of nine books of poetry, including Spring Comes to Chicago, Florida Poems, Seven Notebooks, and most recently In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys (Ecco Press, 2012).  He has received many of America’s major literary prizes for his work, including the Kingsley Tufts Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur Fellowship, a USA Knight Fellowship, and a Witter-Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress. His poetry has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, The Atlantic and on the op-ed page of the New York Times, as well as in scores of literary reviews and quarterlies. Born in Chicago, he lives with his family in Miami Beach and teaches at Florida International University, where he is the Philip and Patricia Frost Professor of Creative Writing.



  • In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys , Ecco Press (2012)
  • Shannon , Ecco Press (2009)
  • Seven Notebooks , Ecco Press (2008)
  • Pax Atomica , Ecco Press (2004)
  • Florida Poems , Ecco Press (2002)
  • Road Atlas , Ecco Press (1999)
  • Spring Comes to Chicago , Ecco Press (1996)
  • American Noise , Ecco Press (1993)
  • Capitalism , Wesleyan University Press (1990)


  • MacArthur Fellowship(1999)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship(1998)
  • Kingsley Tufts Award(1997)


  • Frost Professor of Creative Writing at Florida International University


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Chicago (June 1984)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Columbia University (May 1988)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry