Instructor: Peter Campion
July 24 - 28
2pm - 4pm
5 sessions

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The goal of the class will be to find new sources for our poems. What inspires us to write? How can we cultivate these energies, while discovering new opportunities for our writing? In discussion and workshop, and in the spirit of collegial encouragement, we’ll address big questions such as these, as we attend to specific formal features such as line, sentence, tone, and image. Poets at all levels are welcome. You may bring poems you’ve already written; we’ll also look at work written during the week of our class.  

Peter Campion is the author of three collections of poems: Other People (2005), The Lions (2009), and El Dorado (2013.). His work appears in Art News, The Boston Globe, Harvard Review, Modern Painters, Poetry, The New Republic, The New York Times, Slate, and elsewhere. His awards include the Pushcart Prize, the Larry Levis Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize. Campion directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota.