Discipline: Literature – poetry

Peter Gizzi

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Holyoke, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1991, 2005, 2015, 2018

Peter Gizzi is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently, Now It’s Dark, Archeophonics (a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and partially written at MacDowell ), In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems 1987-2011, and Threshold Songs. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award, a Howard Foundation Grant, and the Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellowship in Poetry at Cambridge University. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

At MacDowell in 2018 he worked on new poetry that is included in two volumes: Now It's Dark (Wesleyan University Press, 2020) and Sky Burial: New & Selected Poems (Carcanet, UK, 2020). Poems in Now It's Dark have appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's, The New York Review of Books, and Conjunctions, among others.



Peter Gizzi worked in the Schelling studio.

Marian MacDowell funded construction of this studio the year that the organization was established and the first artists arrived for residency. It was called Bark Studio until 1933, when it was renamed in honor of Ernest Schelling, a composer, pianist, and orchestral leader who served as president of what was then called the Edward MacDowell…

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