Piotr Gwiazda

University of Pittsburgh English Department
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(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 two volumes of translation, Zero Visibility (Phoneme Media, 2017) and Kopenhaga (Zephyr Press, 2013) by Grzegorz Wróblewski. Gwiazda is a Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Publications and Prizes

Aspects of Strangers
(Moria Books, 2015)
, Gagarin Street
(Washington Writers' Publishing House, 2005)
, Messages: Poems & Interview
(Pond Road Press, 2013)
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)
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)

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Olsztyn, Poland
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Last updated: Mar 09, 2018