Piotr Gwiazda

University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 
(410) 455-2052

Author's Bio

Piotr Gwiazda was born in Poland and moved to the United States at the age of eighteen. He is the author of three books of poetry, Aspects of Strangers (Moria Books, 2015), Messages: Poems & Interview (Pond Road Press, 2012), and Gagarin Street (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 2005). He has also published two critical studies, U.S. Poetry in the Age of Empire (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and James Merrill and W.H. Auden (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), and a translation of Polish writer Grzegorz Wróblewski’s book of prose poems Kopenhaga (Zephyr Press, 2013). Gwiazda is a Professor of English at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Aspects of Strangers
(Moria Books, 2015)
, Gagarin Street
(Washington Writers' Publishing House, 2005)
, Messages: Poems & Interview
(Pond Road Press, 2013)
Anthologies: 
Poetic Voices Without Borders
(Gival Press, 2005)
, Poetic Voices Without Borders 2
(Gival Press, 2009)
, The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel
(No Tell Books, 2009)
Journals: 
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
Prizes Won: 
Translation Fund, PEN American Center (2010) Writer in Residence, James Merrill House (2008) Washington Writers' Publishing House Book Contest (2005)

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Olsztyn, Poland
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Last updated: Aug 01, 2016