Brian Campbell is a Montreal poet, editor, translator, book reviewer and chapbook publisher. His third full-length collection, Shimmer Report, was published in 2015 by Ekstasis Editions. Brian Campbell is also the author of Passenger Flight (Signature Editions, 2009), and Guatemala and Other Poems (Window Press, Toronto, 1994). Undressing the Night is his book-length translation of the selected poems of the Nicaraguan-Canadian poet Francisco Santos (Editorial Lunes, Costa Rica, 2006). Campbell’s poems have appeared in numerous literary reviews including Contemporary Verse 2, Saranac Review, Antigonish Review, Vallum, Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly, Dusie, carte blanche, Nth Position, and The Evergreen Review. Campbell was a finalist for the 2006 CBC Literary Award for Poetry, and in 2011, was awarded a Canada Council creative writing grant towards the completion of Shimmer Report.
Global response; detailed line editing; 1-page critique; full edit; in-person or Skype consultation to provide or discuss feedback.
While respecting a writer’s sensibility, I help him or her put together a manuscript that achieves balance and unity while taking the reader on a journey. On the level of finer editing, I gain special enjoyment in aiding a poet to delete what weighs a poem down, to find that word or phrase that makes a poem fly lightly on its wings.