MFA Faculty Members Peter Campion and Steven Harvey Reading
The MFA program at Ashland University presents the summer residency's summer reading series. MFA faculty members Peter Campion (winner of the 2009 Rome Fellowship in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters), and Steven Harvey (author or editor of four books) give readings of their work on Thursday, August 5 at 7 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall, Schar College of Education. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
Steven Harvey, creative nonfiction, is the author of Bound for Shady Grove (University of Georgia Press, 2000), a collection of personal essays about his experiences learning to sing and play the traditional music of the Appalachian mountains where he lives. He is also the author of two other collections of personal essays, A Geometry of Lilies (University of South Carolina Press) and Lost in Translation (University of Georgia Press), and the editor of In a Dark Wood: Personal Essays by Men on Middle Age (University of Georgia Press).
Harvey is Dean of the Humanities and Professor of English at Young Harris College. He received his Ph.D. in literature from the University of Virginia. He has published pieces in many magazines such as Harper's, DoubleTake, The Georgia Review, The Fourth Genre, River Teeth and Creative Nonfiction, and has been anthologized in In Short, Life Studies, The Fourth Genre, Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction and other collections. He is a former Governor's appointee to the board of the Georgia Humanities Council and a book reviewer for the Atlanta Journaland Constitution newspaper.