Poet/humourist Luis Campos was born to write. At the age of 13 he edited, published, and distributed EL Fuego in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
This humorous daily included neighborhood/city gossip, funny stories, etc. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1948 and eventually settled in Los Angeles. He is the proud grandfather of Roya, daughter of his only son Larry and his wife, Mitra. When Larry was six years old Luis wrote a children's story for him entitled Kangaroo on a Ferris Wheel, which he hopes to publish.
Luis began writing poetry in 1968 and joined the Venice Poetry Workshop in 1969. His poem "Shooting on W. 92nd St." won first prize in the Bay Area Poets' Coalition contest in 1984. In 1985 he won second prize in the same contest with the poem "For Lease." In the same year he won Electrum Magazine?s Unknown Reader Award for his poem "Electric Poem in AC Minor." He has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Electrum Magazine, Venice Beachhead, Lummox Journal, New American & Canadian Poetry Magazine, Bachy, Venice 13, etc.
Has read at many poetry venues throughout the Los Angeles area and beyond. In addition to poetry, Luis has written two screen plays. He has also created over 7,300 crossword and other puzzles in both English and Spanish for the United Feature Syndicate since 1983. He is the former editor of VOL. NO. Magazine, which was included in the Writer's Magazine "Top 50 small press publications in the U.S.A." in 1983.
Luis holds two U.S. patents.