Zach Savich was born in Michigan and raised in Washington, where he received his BA in English from the University of Washington. He also earned MFAs in creative writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Savich is the author of six poetry collections: Daybed (Black Ocean, 2018), The Orchard Green and Every Color (Omnidawn Publishing, 2016); Century Swept Burial (Black Ocean, 2013); The Firestorm (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011), winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Open Award; Annulments (Center for Literary Publishing, 2010), winner of the 2010 Colorado Prize for Poetry; and Full Catastrophe Living (University of Iowa Press, 2009), winner of the 2008 Iowa Poetry Prize. He is also the author of the lyric memoir Events Film Cannot Withstand (Rescue Press, 2011).
Savich has held editorial positions at Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, and Thermos Magazine, and has taught creative writing and literature courses at the University of Iowa; the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; the University of Washington’s Creative Writing Seminar in Rome; Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; and Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. He is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the Cleveland Institute of Art and serves as the coeditor of Rescue Press’s Open Prose Series. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.