Poet Campion accepts position at UM

  • Blog Post by: Laurie Hertzel
  • April 21, 2011 - 10:04 AM


Peter Campion

Peter Campion

The University of Minnesota has hired poet Peter Campion to teach in the MFA program, beginning this fall. His wife, Amy, will also be teaching in the English department.


Campion has been a Wallace Stegner fellow and has won a Pushcart prize. He is the author of two collections of poetry, ("Other People," and "The Lions,") as well as a monograph on painter Mitchell Johnson. He has taught at Washington College, Ashland University and Uburn University and is the editor of "Literary Imagination," the journal of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics.

His work has appeared in publications new and old, print and digital--the Boston Globe, the New Republic, Slate, the Yale Review, and elsewhere.

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