Chris Campanioni

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Chris Campanioni was born in Manhattan in 1985 and grew up in New Jersey. He is the author of the celebrated cross-genre work, A and B and Also Nothing, the second edition of which is forthcoming from Unbound Edition Press.

His research connecting media studies with studies of migration has been awarded a Mellon Foundation fellowship and the Calder Prize and his writing has received the International Latino Book Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the Academy of American Poets College Prize. He lives in Brooklyn.

Besides being a nonfiction bestseller, A and B and Also Nothing is also a literary critique, an exploration of rhetoric, and a rich and intimate personal narrative.

Davon Loeb, Los Angeles Review of Books

… a brilliant manifesto-aria on what it means to attend, to concentrate, to listen, to resist, and to reckon. Imaginatively jamming together James’s The American and Stein’s The Making of Americans, Campanioni reshuffles nationality, borders, and genealogy.

Wayne Koestenbaum, BOMB

In this dense collection, readers will gaze upon a mind that wrestles with the absolutes of meaning.

Ruben Quesada, The Harvard Review

… a writer without limits, as inexhaustibly experimental.