Instructor: Peter Campion
July 2 - 6
Monday - Friday
2 - 4pm

5 Sessions

This class is for people who want to write new poems and revise older poems. We'll work to understand the art more fully, from the inside out, by exploring formal elements such as action, voice, sentence, phrase, line, sound, and metaphor. We'll also discuss the sources of poetry in our own experience. I've taught this course at Castle Hill for more than a decade now and am always impressed by how writers in the class--some who've already published books and others who are writing poems for the first time--find inspiration and wonder both in the life stories and the aesthetic techniques we examine. That's the energy we'll tap during our week together, in an atmosphere of support and encouragement.

Peter Campion is the author of three collections of poems, Other People (2005,) The Lions (2009,) and El Dorado (2013,) all published by the University of Chicago Press. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Larry Levis Reading Prize, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize (Prix de Rome) from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work appears regularly in such venues as Art News, The Boston Globe, Harvard Review, The New Republic, The New York Times, Poetry, Plume, and Slate. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota.