Monday, May 10, 2010

WARWICK: Peter Gizzi and Michael Heller

Monday, May 10th, 2010, 3pm-5pm, FREE
The Chaplaincy,
University of Warwick,

Poetry Reading: Peter Gizzi and Michael Heller

Peter Gizzi's books include The Outernationale (Wesleyan, 2007), Some Values of Landscape and Weather (Wesleyan, 2003), Artificial Heart (Burning Deck, 1998), and Periplum (Avec Books, 1992) along with an expanded edition of his first collection, published in Britain: Periplum and other poems 1987-92 (Salt Publishing, 2004). He is a winner of the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets (1994, selected by John Ashbery) and has held fellowships in poetry from The Fund for Poetry (1993), The Rex Foundation (1993, selected by Robert Hunter), Howard Foundation (1998, selected by Barbara Guest), The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (1999, selected by Jasper Johns), and The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2005). He is currently Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and poetry editor of The Nation magazine.

Praise for Peter Gizzi:
‘Peter Gizzi's disturbing lyricism is like no other—the innermost whir of the daily curtain rising on outer catastrophe. His phrasing can wrench the heart, his eye refracts ordinary light into acute images. In The Outernationale we are “listening to a life / unlived any other way”—unmistakably, as poetry.’
—Adrienne Rich

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