Jen Campbell is from a village just outside Newcastle upon Tyne. She graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in English Literature in 2009 and now lives in North London. She works in an antiquarian bookshop and her book Wierd Things Customers Say in Bookshops was published in April 2012 by Constable and Robinson.
In November 2011 Jen wrote 100 poems in 48 hours to raise money for EEC International, a charity who fund research into EEC Syndrome, a condition which Jen has. This is the blog she set up for the project. It includes the 100 poems. 100poemweekend.blogspot.co.uk
“Jen Campbell’s The Hungry Ghost Festival is a magical debut. Her charged poems of a northern childhood in South Shields and Cleadon Hills; of family, sex and other rites of passage are fresh and compelling – told with a canny eye for detail and a gorgeous turn of phrase. This is an arresting collection from a writer fully in command of an unusual and significant voice.” Anna Woodford
The Rialto’s Bridge Pamphlet ‘The Hungry Ghost Festival’ by Jen Campbell is available here