Monday, July 02, 2007

What is Peter Campion reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read is the writer and teacher Peter Campion.

Campion is Assistant Professor of English at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and the author of a collection of poems, Other People (University of Chicago Press), and a monograph on the painter Mitchell Johnson (Terrence Rogers Fine Art).

He has held a George Starbuck Lectureship at Boston University, as well as a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lecturership at Stanford University. His poetry and prose have appeared recently in The Boston Globe, Modern Painters, Parnassus, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Tikkun, The Yale Review and elsewhere. His monograph on the painter Joseph McNamara was published by The Seven Bridges Foundation, and his catalog essay on the painter Terry St. John was published by the Hackett-Freedman Gallery.

Read -- or hear Campion read -- his poems "Lilacs," "Poem to Fire," and "Other People" in Slate.

Writers Read: Peter Campion.

--Marshal Zeringue