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).