Bonnie Jo Campbell Genre Jumps at Her Reading

Assistant Editors and Bonnie Jo Campbell (lower front center) show off tattoos featuring her book American Salvage, nominated for a National Book Award

Silk Road Assistant Editors and undergrad writers gathered at Pacific U to hear Bonnie Jo Campbell read from her work and discuss how she moves from poetry, fiction and nonfiction when exploring the same subject, in this case the beating and robbing of a man near her home in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We loved the display of her artistry and her electric reading of a short story from her collection, Women and Other Animals.
And, yeah, we dug the tattoos, too!