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Chris Campbell is a former journalist living in Bristol. He now works in PR and is a Rotary GB&I Young Writer National Final judge.

Chris has two pamphlets and a collection of poems published. He was shortlisted for Canterbury Poet of the Year 2023, and longlisted in the Indigo Dreams’ Geoff Stevens Poetry Prize 2023, Dreich ‘Slims’ Chapbooks Competition 2023 and The Hedgehog Poetry Press’ ‘A Slim Volume of One’s Own’ 2023 pamphlet competition.

He received third place in the Shelley Memorial Project's Shelley200 Festival Poetry Competition 2022, was a Guernsey International Poetry Competition 2022 'Poems on the Buses' winner and won The Portico Library’s ‘Poetry Prize’ in 2021. 


His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in publications including Magma, Prole, Black Bough Poetry, Flight of the Dragonfly, Dreich, Indigo Dreams’ The Dawntreader, Streetcake, and The Waxed Lemon. His poetry features on BBC Radio Bristol. 


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