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Click on the video above to hear Peter Campion read his poetry. Click here to watch the full lecture on BUniverse.
Peter Campion (GRS’00) joins Nobel Prize–winning poet Seamus Heaney and David Ferry, an Arts & Sciences lecturer in creative writing, for last fall’s semiannual Lowell Lecture, a series that honors poet Robert Lowell, a former BU professor, who taught young poets Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and George Starbuck in the late 1950s.
In the video above, Campion reads selections from his 2005 poetry collection, Other People. He is currently an assistant professor of English at Washington College in Maryland. Campion’s work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Modern Painters, Parnassus, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Tikkun, and The Yale Review. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University and held a George Starbuck Lectureship at BU.
The Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture Series was established in 2005 to bring distinguished writers to campus toread their works alongside a member of the Creative Writing Program faculty and a recent program graduate. The series is funded by Nancy Livingston (COM’69) and her husband, Fred Levin, through the Shenson Foundation, in memory of Ben and A. Jess Shenson.