The Spring 2013 Poetry Reading Series presents Peter Gizzi & Brenda Shaughnessy. Sponsored by the Department of English. Books are available for sale.
PETER GIZZI is the author of numerous books, including Artificial Heart (1998), The
Outernationale (2007), and most recently, Threshold Songs (2011). His honors include the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets (1993) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2005). In 2011 he was the Judith E Wilson Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Cambridge University. His editing projects have included The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer (1998) and My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (2008) with Kevin Killian. He works at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY’s most recent collection of poetry is Our Andromeda (Copper Canyon Press, September 2012). She is also the author of Human Dark with Sugar, a finalist for the 2008 NBCC Award and winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Interior with Sudden Joy, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her poems have appeared in Harper’s, McSweeney’s, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Slate.com and elsewhere. She is currently Assistant Professor of English and in the MFA program at Rutgers University at Newark. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son and daughter.
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