Zack Rogow

San Francisco, CA 94131

Author's Bio

Zack Rogow is the author, editor, or translator of more than 20 books or plays. His ninth book of poems, Irreverent Litanies, was published by Regal House Publishing in 2019. His poems have appeared in a variety of magazines, from American Poetry Review to Zyzzyva. He is the editor of an anthology of U.S. poetry, The Face of Poetry, published by University of California Press in 2005. His blog, Advice for Writers, has more than 200 posts.

Publications and Prizes

Greatest Hits: 1979-2001
(Pudding House Publications, 2002)
, Irreverent Litanies
(Regal House Publishing, 2019)
, My Mother and the Ceiling Dancers
(Kattywompus Press, 2012)
, Talking with the Radio: poems inspired by jazz and popular music
(Kattywompus Press, 2015)
, The Number Before Infinity
(Scarlet Tanager Books, 2008)
Blue Arc West: An Anthology of California Poets
(Tebot Bach, 2006)
, In A Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare
(University of Iowa Press, 2005)
, Left-hand Maps: San Francisco Bay Area Poets
(A Small Garlic Press, 1998)
, Mercy of Tides: Poems for a Beach House
(Salt Marsh Press, 2003)
, Proposing on the Brooklyn Bridge: Poems about Marriage
(Grayson Books, 2003)
, The Face of Poetry
(University of California Press, 2006)
American Poetry Review
Prizes Won: 
PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize, 1994. Bay Area Book Reviewers Association (BABRA) award for translation, 1996. Lili Fabilli-Eric Hoffer Essay Prize, UC Berkeley; 1999 and 2001. Nominated for Pushcart Prize for poem, 2012, 2007, and 2004. Tanka Splendor Award for best tanka sequence written in English, 2006.

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Last updated: Mar 01, 2019