Photo credit: Euan Kerr, 2014


Peter Campion (b. 1976) is an American poet and art critic. He's the author of three collections of poems: Other People (2005), The Lions (2009), and El Dorado (2013), all from the University of Chicago Press, Phoenix Poets Series.

He has published catalog essays and art monographs on such painters as Eric Aho, Suhas Bhujbal, Kim Frohsin, Karl Knaths, Joseph McNamara, and Terry St. John. His work appears in Art News, The Boston Globe, Modern Painters, Poetry, The New Republic, The New York Times, Slate, and elsewhere.

His awards include the Pushcart Prize, the Larry Levis Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Campion directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota, and lives in Saint Paul.