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Troy Camplin
Works at Camplin Creative Consulting
Attended UT-Dallas
Lives in Richardson, TX
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That Day I Didn't Do Anything
I woke and fed the boys their cereal, Bananas, milk, and juice. I made my coffee And, hungry after having been awake Two hours, finally could drink some coffee. I have to answer questions, stop the fighting And dry the tears. Perhaps a bite to eat? Last nig...
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Teaching Literature by Helping the Students Lose Themselves in It
Why do students -- college students especially, but high school students as well -- avoid literature classes? We are, after all, a storytelling species. We love stories. Why, then, would we avoid a class on stories? Perhaps the reason is that literature tea...
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Facades
I cannot see you with my open eyes, Although my vision's clear. Your eyes are blind As mine, and yet you tell me what you see. We know it's nonsense -- you have shown you know My mere appearance, nothing of the truths I've offered you. Perhaps I've done the...
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Eco
The field is full of clover flowering To feed the bees that with their buzzing sing Across the grasses trading water held By them for nitrogen the clovers bring The soil -- a fertilizer from roots swelled Out to protect bacteria who've dwelled There in thei...
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The Limits of Our Language
There is a chasm which cannot be crossed, No bridge, no path below then leading up, No links, connections, any place to touch. It seems that things are different over there -- Not necessarily better, just different -- Yet there's a longing just to catch a g...
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Paradox Drives Creativity in Nature, including Humans (Executive Function Version)
New research shows that people who are maximally creative exhibit both imagination and attention . While attention requires the use of the brain's executive function, imagination has been shown to be optimal in those with weak executive function. Given that...
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Happiness
Like everyone he wants to emulate, He's dressed in black, his shoes are black with gray, "Blacktops" in white across the sides to break The solid blackness. Shoestrings tied in knots Where they had broken. He slides in his feet. Clad all in black, from shir...
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On Minority Values
Understanding economics can be a curse. It can be a tragic knowledge in a real way for someone like me. Absent my understanding of economics, I would be a typical leftist intellectual raging against everyone for not valuing all the things I value, blaming c...
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To Wash in the Light
I hate to watch as people will not learn, To watch as people bathe in ignorance, Ignore the putrid stench and in turn spurn The jasmine joy I offer as a rinse. Does knowledge, beauty, insight bring them pain? Are they afraid their prejudices will Soon fall ...
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Poet, Playwright, and Scholar
Employment
  • Camplin Creative Consulting
    Consultant, 2012 - present
  • UNT-Dallas
    Adjunct Professor of English, 2012 - 2012
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Currently
Richardson, TX
Previously
White Plains, KY - Hattiesburg, MS - Bowling Green, KY - South Bend, IN
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Interdisciplinary Scholar, Poet, and Playwright
Introduction
I am the author of "Diaphysics," a poet, playwright, and interdisciplinary scholar. I am married and have a daughter and two sons. I have a Ph.D. in the Humanities, a M.A. in English, and a B.A. in recombinant gene technology and chemistry.
Bragging rights
Have 3 kids. Married to Anna Camplin. Won 1st place in a playwrighting contest.
Education
  • UT-Dallas
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Western Kentucky University
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