Málaga, 1981 Degree in Law of the University of Malaga (after a long stay at the University of Sheffield). Language and Literature studies in Oxford and Toulouse.
He has published his work in well-known blogs and literary magazines (Barcarola, Suspiro de Artemisa, El Toro Celeste, Obituario, La nave de los locos) and has been part of cultural programs by public & private institutions (Centro Andaluz de las Letras, C. C. Generación del 27, Sala Ámbito Cultural -El Corte Inglés-, Fórum de la FNAC).
Fixed collaborator in the magazine Manual de Uso Cultural and Microteatro Málaga (where his play “Caronte” has been on stage last November) as the director of ARIMA-2, its lyric festival.
He published the poetry notebook “trENes” (Colección Año XIII, Cordoba, 2013) and the book of poems “Buda en el Bolshói” (Ediciones En Huida, Seville, 2014), shortlisted for the Andalusia Critics Prize in 2015.
He often participates in collective books such as “Miradas sin fronteras” (Ediciones En Huida Solidaria, Seville, 2014), “Obituario” (Fundación Malaga, 2015) and “Un lustro sin su mirada. Campos Reina en el recuerdo (1946-2009)” (Cordoba Town Hall & Provincial Council and Spain Writers Association – Andalusian Section, 2015).
He was included in the anthologies “Con & Versos” (La Isla de Siltolá, Seville, 2014) and “El canon abierto. Última poesía en español” (Visor, Madrid, 2015), as one of the 50 «Andalusian poets for the 21st century» and among the 350 «most relevant in Spanish language born after 1970» in Hispanic America -voting «close to 200 researchers from more than 100 universities»-, respectively.
«A fantastic book (…) deeply original and breaking (…) impressive for its personality and silent but gripping way of seducing and touching the reader» (Manuel de la Fuente, Diario ABC).
«A work that has created a certain stir around the uneasy Andalusian poetry scene and, so, in the Spanish one, much more indolent (…) provocative and innovative (…) promising» (Álvaro Valverde’s blog / Ínsula).
«A very personal voice, disconcerting. Álvaro Campos promises a change in poetry language» (Marcos-Ricardo Barnatán).
«Oxigen for the lyric (…) essential, shocking» (Antonio Moreno Ayora, Cuadernos del Sur – Diario Córdoba).
«Few debuts last years so promising, dazzling and rightly accomplished» (Pablo Bujalance, Málaga Hoy).
«A rabid mix of the rational and the carditic (…) Full of substantial merits» (Manuel Gahete, Cuadernos del Sur – Diario Córdoba).
«”Buda en el Bolshói” is not another book among so many published in our country (…) solid book of poems» (José Antonio Santano, Diario de Almería).
«A whole creative cosmology (…) exhuberant portrait of a conquered passion» (F. Morales Lomas, Papel Literario).
«The syncopated ellipsis tone, self-restraint and concentrated intensity of the poems are the stylistic correlate of the void and silence, the verbal reflection of a poetical space confined into the four walls of the cell (…) hallucinatory place where reality and desire, memories and dream are confused» (Santos Domínguez, Encuentros de Lecturas).
«An Andalusi professor’s manuscript, found in a secret prison in Irak, discloses the lyric minimalism of the voice of a man who evokes the loss of life language. Through the chants of the memories, Nirvana poetry, silences and dreams, he will reach the beauty of an inner freedom that redeems himself» (Mercurio).