Joseph Campana

Joseph Campana is a poet, arts writer, and scholar of Renaissance literature. He is the author of The Book of Faces and Natural Selections (2012), which received the Iowa Poetry Prize. His poems appear in Slate, Poetry, Conjunctions, Guernica, and elsewhere, and he has received grants from the NEA, the HAA, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Currently he is completing a collection of poems entitled The Book of Life. He teaches Renaissance literature and creative writing in the Department of English at Rice University.

Summer 2008

Sheltering Bough

By Joseph Campana

Shelter won’t come from the sky. Look: how the trees sway to stand. But they never let you down, and in the dream so closely mirroring this night, storms would […]