nature/culture west

John R. Campbell works at the nature/culture nexus, focusing on the American West. His poems, fictions, essays, images, and musical performances delve into natural history, post-existential philosophy, cultural criticism, and the chaos and comfort of human relationships. The art is informed by years of road trips, myriad small towns, the occasional city, and wilderness solitude. Campbell, originally from Chicago, has lived in California, Utah, and Oregon. He has worked at everything from agricultural labor to university teaching. Always, he writes, performs, and images landscape.