Medusa (Book Cover)

Medusa represents Campion’s third in a projected series of five Book-Length poems. It is polyvalent in its firing and explores the personal and transpersonal aspects of our relationship with nature–our Medusa. Here you can see multilateral ways that we imprison and discipline one another (see Foucault’s Panopticon) in our attempt to evade from our place in the world.

Here’s the entire text of MEDUSA in a PDF!  * (If you wish, you can click on the following link for the text and simultaneously click on the audio links that follow. You can then manually follow the reading of the entire book with a live reading by using your next page key as needed!)

Medusa [PDF Complete]


John Campion read the entire book-length poem, MEDUSA, at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) in Berkeley, CA on May 2, 2010. The complete live audio only in 4 parts is first; the complete live audio/visual in 4 parts follows.


MEDUSA (Audio only of live CNMAT performance in four parts)

This is part 1 of 4 (audio only). The others follow.

This is part 2 of 4 (audio only).

This is part 3 of 4 (audio only).

This part 4 of 4 (audio only).


MEDUSA (Audio/Visual of live performance of entire text in 4 parts)

This is part 1 of 4 (audio/visual).

This part 2 of 4 (audio/visual).

This is part 3 of 4 (audio/visual).

This is part 4 of 4 (audio/visual).