Going to the Source: A Poetry Workshop

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Peter Campion
Week 3: June 21 to June 26
ORIENTATION: June 21, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: June 22-26, 9am-12pm
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All

Workshop Description 

Improve your poems by considering the art more fully, from the inside out. Our goal will be to find new sources for our poems. What inspires us to write? How can we cultivate those energies while discovering new opportunities for our poems? Explore the formal elements of poetry—action, voice, sentence, phrase, line, sound, and metaphor—that offer new and surprising sources for our poems. Ours will be a collegial and supportive workshop environment, open to experienced writers and to beginners.



Peter Campion is the author of four collections of poems, Other People (2005,) The Lions (2009,) El Dorado (2013,) and One Summer Evening at the Falls (2020,) as well as a collection of essays, Radical as Reality (2019.) He is a recipient of 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.