Wednesday, August 8, 2012

8/8/2012 - Peter Campion and Bob Cowser, Jr.


As the residency nears its end, we celebrate the work of our students alongside the final faculty and visiting writer presentations.

Today's Events:

"Structure and Arrangement of Collections of Poems and Essays" - Peter Campion and Bob Cowser, Jr.

1-2:30 p.m., Schar College of Education, Room 138, Ashland University

Second-Year Student Reading

Ted Kluck, Jeff Mongold, Sarah Freligh, Cheryl Lapp, Doug Rutledge, Charity Reed, Jay Langley, Amber Anderson, and Gawaine Johnson

4:30-5:30 p.m., Schar College of Education, Room 138, Ashland University

Graduating Student Reading

Kristen Fisher, Kim Whitaker, Jeff Muse, Angela Hendershot, Justin Bessler, Jackie Kalbli, Vana Plaisance, Casey Rusinowski, Kim Ghaphery, Ryan Johnson, and Jen Ochstein

7 p.m., Schar College of Education, Room 138, Ashland University

Coming Tomorrow: Garrett Hongo and More Graduating Student Readings

About Today's Presenters:



Peter Campion

Peter Campion is the author of The Lions: Poems (University of Chicago Press, 2009), winner of the 2010 Larry Levis Reading Prize, Other People, (University of Chicago Press, 2005) and Mitchell Johnson (Terrence Rogers Fine Art, 2004). He was 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.

Campion is the editor of the journal Literary Imagination. He is currently Assistant Professor of English at  University of Minnesota.


Bob Cowser, Jr.

Bob Cowser, Jr. is the author of three works of literary nonfiction and editor of a fourth. His most recent, Green Fields: Crime, Punishment, and a Boyhood Between, was published as part of the Engaged Writers Series at the University of New Orleans Press in 2010. A Professor of English at St. Lawrence University and on the faculty of the Low-Residency MFA at Ashland University, Cowser's essays and reviews have appeared widely in literary magazines and journals, including Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Brevity, and The Huffington Post. He lives on the Grasse River in Canton, NY with his wife Candace and their sons Jackson and Mason.

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