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 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. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota.