Blake Campbell grew up in Pennsylvania and lives in Salem, Massachusetts. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he is the recipient of the 2015 Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets and has been a featured reader for Mass Poetry’s U35 reading series. His work has appeared or […]
Blake Campbell: Chicken Hawk
In this season of rainbows, at my usual perch over the pool table, I leer at the lovely young—the bears and the bros in their jerseys and baseball caps, the twinks with tattoos in Hebrew or Tengwar and violet drinks, the slick otters… But the loveliest never look back. I seek instead the touch of […]
Blake Campbell: New Year
The right parts of the brain light up for the wrong reasons. The fat accumulates, the teeth stain, but something has decided to remain. Naked, it stands before you. You hate it. With its winter clothes they buttoned and zippered you up in your boyhood, before you knew, when you felt their tightness but scarcely […]
Episode 78: It’s Brusque!
It’s a beautiful fall day in the neighborhood, slushies. Kathy’s in love with the equinox, Jason’s in his bathrobe, Joe has a new porn name (“Brusque 80”), and Marion is in air-conditioned climate denial. (It’s always sunny in Abu Dhabi!). We kick off briskly with three poems by Blake Campbell. “The right parts of the […]