Campion Receives Larry Levis Reading Prize

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Literary Imagination Editor Peter Campion has won the thirteenth annual Larry Levis Reading prize given by Virginia Commonwealth University for the best first or second book of poetry published in that year.  The winning book, The Lions, was published by the University of Chicago Press. On September 24th at the Grace Street Theater in Richmond, VA, Peter read from his work at the final event of the Conference that celebrates the award and the legacy of the power Larry Levis.  The other keynote readers were Philip Levine and David St. John.  Participants included Claudia Emerson, Stanley Plumly, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Michael Collier, and many others.