Howard Camner is the author of 16 poetry books and the autobiography Turbulence at 67 Inches. During his years in New York Camner was the featured performer with the West End Poetry Troupe and a founding member of the West Side Literary Outlaws. Broadway Magazine touted his poetry performances as “a Chaplinesque street character with a lot on his mind”.
Camner’s work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals internationally for over 35 years. He has received several awards for his work including the first annual MiPo Coat Hanger Award (2004), the Fine Arts Press Poetry Award (1988), and was named Poet of the Year for 2007 in the New Times “Best of Miami” readers’ poll edition. He was nominated for Poet Laureate of Florida in 1980, the Jack Kerouac Literary Prize (1991), the Poets Hall of Fame (2002), and was inducted into the Homer Honor Society of International Poets (1992) and the Parnassus of World Poets (1994). Camner lives in Miami with his wife and children.