MFA Program Craft Seminar with Peter Campion and Art Exhibit
The MFA program at Ashland University presents the summer residency's summer reading series. This two-week long program begins with the opening of an art exhibit, featuring the work of Catherine Kirby and Erica Meuser (current MFA student), and a craft seminar by MFA faculty member Peter Campion.
Peter Campion, poetry, is the author of The Lions: Poems (University of Chicago Press, 2009), Other People, (University of Chicago Press, 2005) and Mitchell Johnson (Terrence Rogers Fine Art, 2004). He is the 2009 recipient of the Rome Fellowship in Literature from The American Academy of Arts and Letters and has held a George Starbuck Lectureship at Boston University, as well as a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lecturership at Stanford University. His poetry and prose have appeared recently in The Boston Globe, Modern Painters, The New Republic, Parnassus, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Tikkun, The Yale Review and elsewhere. His monograph on the painter Joseph McNamara was published by The Seven Bridges Foundation. He has published catalog essays on such painters as Terry St. John, Kim Frohsin, Eric Aho, and Siddharth Parasnis. He won a Pushcart Prize in 2008.