(CHEATING THE SPHINX is a collection of selected poems by ...)
CHEATING THE SPHINX is a collection of selected poems by Howard Camner. Many of these poems have been published in literary journals throughout the U.S. and Great Britain. In addition, there are many new works. This collection is a solid superb sampling of Camner's bizarre take on things.
(Howard Camner is the author of 15 books of poetry. His wo...)
Howard Camner is the author of 15 books of poetry. His works are included in 100 distinguished literary collections worldwide, including 10 historical archives and six royal libraries. In 1980 he received a state nomination for Poet Laureate of Florida. His bio appears in several reference books, including Marquis' "Who's Who in America" in which he was the only man in Miami selected to represent the literary arts. He is also included in the "International Who's Who in Poetry and Poets' Encyclopaedia". Camner has published 1,380 poems to date, and is included in "Florida in Poetry", the Pineapple Press retrospective, tracing the history of Florida in verse. Recordings of his poetry are in audio archives worldwide, including the permanent poetry collection of the Library of Congress, and the Yale Collection of recordings of American Authors. His most recent collection from Camelot Books is "Brutal Delicacies" which was featured in the 1996 Poetry Publication Showcase in New York. The book was most recently acquired by the Vatican Library and the Victoria Library at Buckingham Palace. Camner was selected to represent contemporary poetry in the United States in the "Poet 2000 Sculpted Library", a permanent international exhibition in Ireland. He is currently writing his autobiography.
Bachelor in English, Florida International University, 1982. Doctor of Letters (honorary), London School Applied Research, 1995.
Editor, Southwind Magazine, Miami, Florida, 1976-1978; performance poet, Writers' Exch., New York City, 1979-1981; freelance writer, various publications, Miami, 1982-1984; screenwriter, Harris Prodns., Los Angeles, 1985-1989; television producer, host, Century Cable, Los Angeles, 1986-1988; writing instructor, Dade County Schools, Miami, since 1990.
Member National Writers Association, Academy of America Poets, Poets and Writers, Inc., Poetry Society of America, Southern Florida Poetry Institute, Authors Guild.
Married Susan Clara Camner, July 29, 2000. 2 children.