Shelby Campbell hails from upstate New York. She recieved her degree in Ceramics from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. Now she divides her time between the two coasts of the US, in Portland, OR and Portland, ME. Her poetry works in conversation with her visual art, utilizing themes of nature to remind the human psyche of its own natural roots.
Recognizing the need for poetry in our lives, the Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) has begun to create a comprehensive digital archive of poetry readings that will complement existing print collections of poetry across the state.
"We each carry lines of poetry with us. Words that others have written float back to us and stay with us, indelibly. We clutch these "life lines" like totems, repeat them as mantras, and summon them for comfort and laughter."
-Academy of American Poets