Travis Mossotti

Author's Bio

In 2011 he was awarded the May Swenson Poetry Award for his first collection of poems, *About the Dead* (USU Press, 2011), and his chapbook *My Life as an Island* was published by Moon City Press in 2013. His second full-length collection *Field Study* won the 2013 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize (Bona Fide Books, 2014), and his second chapbook *The Mechanics of Failure* won the 2014 Poets at Work Chapbook Prize. Mossotti is currently the Poet-in-Residence at the Endangered Wolf Center, and his poetry and prose has been published in recent issues of the Antioch Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poets & Writers Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. More information about Mossotti can be found at

Publications and Prizes

About the Dead
(Utah State University Press, 2011)
, Field Study
(Bona Fide Books, 2014)
American Literary Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Antioch Review, Cincinnati Review, Connecticut Review, Copper Nickel, Court Green, Cream City Review, Dark Horse, Fourth River, Greensboro Review, Harpur Palate, Hunger Mountain, Italian Americana, New Delta Review, New South, The New York Quarterly, North American Review, Passages North, Poet Lore, Poetry Ireland Review, Quiddity, Rattle, RHINO, roger, Salt Hill Journal, Southeast Review, Southern Humanities Review, Subtropics, The Smoking Poet, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Washington Square
My Life as an Island
(University of Arkansas Press, 2013)
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Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Bangalore by Kerry James Evans
The Book of What Stays by James Crews
Scrap Iron by Mark Brewin

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Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
St. Louis
Raised in: 
St. Louis, MO
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Last updated: Jan 07, 2015