Courtney Kampa Death – Obituary: Involved in a Fatal Car Accident: According to an online obituary on Tueday, November 15, 2022, Courtney Kampa has passed away unexpectedly. However, cause of death was not disclosed.
Courtney Kampa was born and raised in Virginia. She earned a BA at the University of Virginia and an MFA from Columbia University.
A Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, her debut collection, Our Lady of Not Asking Why (2017) was selected by Mary Szybist for the New Issues Press First Book Award. Her poetry has appeared in Boston Review, Triquarterly,and Best New Poets, among other publications.
Courtney Kampa was awarded the 2014 Rattle Poetry Prize Readers’ Choice Award and was a finalist for the 2016 Ruth Lilly Prize.
Just learned that Courtney Kampa passed away. I don’t have words. She was always so brilliant, so kind, so generous, so supportive. I’m really, really gutted.
— Natalie Eilbert (@natalie_eilbert) November 15, 2022
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