Zack Rogow

San Francisco, CA 94110

Author's Bio

Zack Rogow is the author, editor, or translator of 20 books or plays. His eighth book of poems, Talking with the Radio: poems inspired by jazz and popular music, was published by Kattywompus Press in 2015. 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. Currently he teaches in the low-residency MFA at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Publications and Prizes

Greatest Hits: 1979-2001
(Pudding House Publications, 2002)
, 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
Voices Carved from Obsidian
(Deconstructed Artichoke Press, 2014)
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: Nov 03, 2016