Poetry Reading: Peter Gizzi (Hybrid Event)

Join Woodland Pattern Book Center for a poetry reading featuring Peter Gizzi, author of Fierce Elegy (Wesleyan University Press, 2023). In person at Woodland Pattern and livestreaming on Crowdcast.

Peter Gizzi is the author of several collections of poetry, most recently Fierce Elegy (2023), Now It’s Dark (2020), and Archeophonics, a finalist for the National Book Award (2016), all from Wesleyan. In 2020 Carcanet published Sky Burial: New and Selected Poems and later this year, Penguin UK will bring out an expanded edition of Fierce Elegy. His honors include fellowships from The Rex Foundation, The Howard Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Guggenheim Foundation, and The Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellowship in Poetry at the University of Cambridge. Editing projects have included o•blēk: a journal of language arts (1987-1993); The Exact Change Yearbook (Exact Change/Carcanet, 1995); The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer (Wesleyan, 1998); and with the late Kevin Killian, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (Wesleyan, 2008). He teaches poetry and poetics at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.