Chris Campanioni seeks to blur boundaries. He is an author, teacher, journalist, and model, and the co-editor of PANK, Tupelo Quarterly, and At Large Magazine. He gravitates toward anything that involves creative thinking, learning and teaching, writing and editing, and most importantly, connecting with people. Campanioni’s debut novel, GOING DOWN, was selected as Best First Book at the International Latino Book Awards in 2014. His poem “Transport (after ‘When Ecstasy is Inconvenient’)” was a finalist for the Z√≥calo Public Square Poetry Prize in 2015, awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. In 2013, he was awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize for selected poetry. His new book is DEATH OF ART (C&R Press).


Campanioni is a member of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the Academy of American Poets, SAG/AFTRA, and the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. His non-fiction, poetry, fiction, and criticism have appeared in the Star-Ledger, San Francisco Chronicle, The Brooklyn Rail, Prelude, RHINO, Handsome, Ambit, Gorse, RHINO, Quiddity, DIAGRAM, and several other journals and anthologies, including the London Journal of Fiction, America Is Not the World, and Sundress Publication’s MANTICORE: HYBRID WRITINGS FROM HYBRID IDENTITIES.

Campanioni has lectured at various academic conferences and events, in person and via video, including the Art of Outrage, TED Talks, and the Transatlantic Poetry Series, and has served as a visiting author and speaker at universities across the United States, which are currently teaching or have taught his work. He was awarded a Graduate Assistantship and a Presidential Scholarship before completing his MA in English literature from Fordham University in the spring of 2013, graduating summa cum laude. Today, he is a Provost Fellow and MAGNET Mentor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he is conducting his doctoral studies in English. He also teaches literature and creative writing at Pace University and Baruch College.

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