AUBURN – Peter Campion, assistant professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts, has received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Poetry.
Of the nearly 3,000 applications received, 180 recipients were selected by the Board of Trustees for the foundation. Campion is the only Auburn faculty member to receive the prestigious award, and is one of the few selected from the Southeast.
AUBURN – Joseph Harrison III, a poet with Alabama roots, will give a reading from his newly published collection, “Identify Theft,” on Thursday, May 15, at 5 p.m., at Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum.
Harrison was born in Richmond, Va., in 1957 and grew up in northern Virginia and Alabama. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale in 1979 and his master’s degree from Johns Hopkins in 1986. His poems have appeared in journals including The Antioch Review, Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review and The Yale Review and in The Best American Poetry 1998. His book “Someone Else’s Name” was published by Waywiser in the United Kingdom in 2003 and was named one of five poetry books of the year by the Washington Post. He was a runner-up for the 2005 Poet’s Prize, awarded annually for the best book of verse published by an American in the previous calendar year. Also in 2005 he received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Harrison lives in Baltimore.