Piotr Gwiazda is a poet, translator, literary critic and scholar. He was born in Poland and moved to the United States at the age of eighteen. He is the author of two books of poetry, Messages: Poems & Interview (Pond Road Press, 2012) and Gagarin Street (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 2005). He has also published a critical study James Merrill and W.H. Auden: Homosexuality and Poetic Influence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and a translation of Polish writer Grzegorz Wróblewski’s book of prose poems Kopenhaga (Zephyr Press, 2013).
Gwiazda is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and, currently, a Visiting Scholar at the Humanities Center of the University of Pittsburgh.
Publications and Prizes
Gagarin Street (Washington Writers' Publishing House, 2005)
Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 (Gival Press, 2009), The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel (No Tell Books, 2009), Poetic Voices Without Borders (Gival Press, 2005)
B O D Y, Barrow Street, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Columbia, Confrontation, Connecticut Review, Diagram, Drunken Boat, Esque, Exquisite Corpse, Hotel Amerika, Linebreak, Link, Margie, Moria, Mudlark, No Tell Motel, Otoliths, Oxford Magazine, Past Simple, Rattle, Seneca Review, Shampoo, Smartish Pace, Southern Review, Sprung Formal, Swink, Talisman, The Seattle Review, Vallum, Washington Square
Translation Fund, PEN American Center (2010)
Writer in Residence, James Merrill House (2008)
Washington Writers' Publishing House Book Contest (2005)
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Listing last updated: September 3, 2013