Camille Norton

Camille Norton is the author of Corruption, a National Poetry Series winner published by Harper Perennial in 2005. Her poem, “The Prison Diary of Bartlett Yancey Malone,” appears in The Best American Poetry 2010, edited by Amy Gerstler. Since the early 1990’s, she has collaborated with visual artists and composers on projects that include gallery installations, art performance, music performance, and inter-textual media. She was co-editor, with Lou Robinson, of Resurgent: New Writing by Women (University of Illinois, 1992), an anthology of experimental writing by women working in film, art, and narrative. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Field: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, The Colorado Review, Feminist Studies, The Georgia Review, The Greensboro Review, and Tiferet, among others. She was born on December 25, 1954 in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts/Boston and received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University. Her honors and awards include The Grolier Prize in Poetry and a NEA fellowship at The MacDowell Colony. She has been awarded poetry residencies at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, The Ucross Foundation, Hedgebrook, Saint Mary’s College, Maryland, and Red Cinder. She is Professor of English at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Corruption

Corruption

Selected by Campbell McGrath
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