Javier Campos is a poet and a fiction writer. Originally from Chile. He thinks he is a writer from Latin America who lives in another country so his poetry or his fiction has the mixture of that condition. It is the same condition of many writers who must live in others places far away from his/her original 'home'.
He also is a regular columnist for some Latin American news papers: El Mostrador de Chile, La República de Nicaragua, Suplemento Tres Mil del diario Colatino de El Salvador, and publish also in this good journal of Brasil: Sibila, and in revista Crítica
As a columnist he writes about several issues as social, politic and culture in Latin America, and Latinos in USA. Professor of Fairfield University, Connecticut, Tambien (also) ver (see) Wikipedia
He has several International Awards
for his poetry and fiction:
(1) Primer Premio de Poesia 'Letras de Oro' in EE.UU
for Hispanic writers in 1990; (2) Finalista del Premio Poesía 'Casa de las Americas, Cuba,1998, por su libro El astronauta en llamas; (3) Primer premio categoria poema largo en Concurso 'Juan Rulfo' de
Radio Francia Internacional en 2002; (4) Tercer premio con un libro inédito de poesía en español en Concurso 'Chicano/Latino writers' en 2005, USA.;
(5) Mención Honrosa for his shorstory book 'La mujer que se parecía a Sharon Stone'
for the best book published in Chile in 2004 given by the 'I. Municipalidad de Santiago de Chile'.
He has been invited to several well known
International Poetry Festivals:
As Nicaragua (2006 and 2007) , El Salvador (2006) , Cuba (2003) , Guatemala (2007) . In May of 2008 he was invited to the VII International Poetry Festival- and I Central American International Poetry Festival organized by 'Casa de Poesia', Costa Rica.
home page: http: //www.faculty.fairfield.edu/jcampos/