This five day course has been designed to take your poems to the next level. Our online discussion will provide tools to help you connect more fully with the sources of your poems, bring new life to old drafts, and write more vivacious lines and sentences. With the help of time-proven prompts, each student will write five new poems. We’ll pay attention to each student’s specific strengths, as well as opportunities for growth. At the end of the course, you’ll have a chance to meet with the instructor over video-conference or phone.
Peter Campion is the author of Radical as Reality: Form and Freedom in American Poetry; four collections of poems: Other People, The Lions, El Dorado, and One Summer Evening at the Falls (forthcoming in 2021); and several monographs and catalog essays on modern and contemporary visual art. His work has appeared in publications including ARTNews, Boston Globe, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, Modern Painters, New Republic, New York Times Book Review, Poetry, Sculpture, Slate, and Yale Review, among others. A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, he teaches in the writing program at the University of Minnesota.