Peter Gizzi

2020 Visiting Poets & Writers

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Peter Gizzi is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently, Archeophonics, (Finalist National Book Award 2016), In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems 1987-2011, and Threshold Songs. His honors include the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets, and fellowships in poetry from The Rex Foundation, The Howard Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and The Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellowship in Poetry at the University of Cambridge. He works at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Check out his website or read a profile of his newest book.