The best poets tend to trouble conventions, including those they find necessary.
Peter Campion is the author of three collections of poetry and, most recently, of the essay collection Radical as Reality: Form and Freedom in American Poetry (University of Chicago Press, 2019). A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, he teaches in the graduate creative writing program at the University of Minnesota.
Resistance without Rhetoric
There’s a common belief that moments of public agony are good for poetry. Political turmoil, so this wishful thinking goes, galvanizes an otherwise private art and ...