2022 Rising StarRising Stars
Selected byLisa Moore
"Xaiver Michael Campbell is a writer who understands the malleability and materiality of language. He builds characters from the inside out through dialect, cadence, and gesture with the flux of charged emotion, and captures deep intimacies like the sweetness of a mango in a beloved grandmother’s backyard. His writing is sensuous, daring, and sometimes wildly erotic — full of wry humour, unexpected insights, tightrope tension, different kinds of families, rambunctious joy, exclusion, and belonging."