Campion has written a number of essays, fragments of which are sometimes found in his book-length poems. Here a some you can open as PDF files.
1.) Discovering and Composing with Logos
This essay is concerned with music and text collaboration and with the problem of IDEA in music.
2.) Gnomae from the Tao Te John
This text brings together some of my favorite aphorisms.
3.) In the Wake of the Bomb
I wrote this short piece about the fear that was put on me as a child–the fear of nuclear annihilation. It was published in Ghosting Atoms, a volume produced by UC Berkeley and concerned with the history and effects of the atomic bomb.
4.) Some Notes on the Proscenium
This essay reflects some thoughts on that peculiar instrument.
5.) Reading Guide
The following is a guide for better reading skills and appeared in The Folio, UC Berkeley, 2012
6.) Biography: From Where Three Roads Meet
You can find this piece, which appeared in the volume by the same name, on the Sub- Tab of the John Campion: HOME PAGE.