peter gizzi - bio


 PETER GIZZI’s books include The Outernationale, Some Values of Landscape and Weather, Artificial Heart, and Periplum and other poems 1987-92. He has also published several limited-edition chapbooks, folios, and artist books. His work has been translated into numerous languages.

His honors include the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets (1994) and fellowships in poetry from the Rex Foundation (1993), Howard Foundation (1998), The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (1999), and The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2005).

He has held residencies at The MacDowell Colony, The Foundation of French Literature at Royaumont, Un Bureau Sur L’Atlantique, and the Centre International de Poesie Marseille (cipM).

His editing projects have included o•blék: a journal of language arts, The Exact Change Yearbook,and The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer.

He holds degrees from New York University, Brown University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo.

He has been on the faculty at Brown University (1993-95), the University of California, Santa Cruz (1995-2001), the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Summer Program at Naropa (1998, 2007), The University of New Orleans Summer Program in Madrid (2004), and Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg (2006). He works at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.



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