Please join us for a reading and conversation with Dan Campion to celebrate his new book of poems A Playbill for Sunset.
The poems in A Playbill for Sunset consider elements of drama in the natural world, elements of wild nature in the theater of human affairs, and scenes in which the elements mingle like playgoers in the foyer. The arc of the book traces a year through its seasons. The speakers of its poems have their say, in their various styles, about folktales and found art, sunsets and submarines, afghans and archaeology. Rooted in the American Midwest prairie, where the sunsets are long and often spectacular, the poems range across cultural space and time, seeking to enact a free play of ideas and emotions within the structures of poetic forms.