White Eye of the Needle focuses on human – and sometimes animal – nature, special moments, relationships over time, and details the strength and beauty of those ties, when so much can feel out of our hands. 

The collection was put together in Nottingham and also includes pieces from the former journalist’s time in Bristol, London, Swansea, Glasgow and Gloucestershire, plus visits abroad including a honeymoon in Madagascar and trips to Tignes, France. The Eye of the Needle is a rock formation and landmark at the ski resort.

Chris Campbell worked at newspaper titles including the Daily Express, South Wales Evening Post, Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen. Born in Dublin, Chris grew up in Warwickshire and later Gloucestershire. He was awarded an MA in Journalism from Kingston University, after graduating from the University of Exeter, which included a year’s study in Uppsala, Sweden. Chris now works in PR, and currently lives with his wife in Bristol.

Bread Rolls and Dresden

Chris' first collection of poems, Bread Rolls and Dresden, published in 2013 through The Choir Press, looks at themes of change, self-improvement and love with a light-hearted and darker take on status and society, covering situations we all can face. Find out more below.


Chris Campbell