Peter Schmitt


Miami, FL 33124

Author's Bio

PETER SCHMITT is the author of five collections of poems, including Renewing the Vows (David Robert Books); Country Airport, and Hazard Duty (Copper Beech Press); and the chapbooks, To Disappear, and Incident in an Apartment Complex: A Suite of Voices (Pudding House). His poems have appeared in many leading journals, including The Hudson Review, The Nation, The Paris Review, Poetry, and The Southern Review, and been featured on the Writers Almanac and in numerous anthologies and textbooks. A native Miamian, Mr. Schmitt has taught creative writing and literature at The University of Miami since 1986.

Publications & Prizes

Renewing the Vows (David Robert Books, 2007)
To Disappear (Pudding House Publications, 2006)
Hazard Duty (Copper Beech Press, 1995)
Country Airport (Copper Beech Press, 1989)
Incident in an Apartment Complex: A Suite of Voices (Pudding House Publications, 2009)
Hudson Review
Paris Review
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The Nation
Prizes won: 

The Discovery/The Nation Prize;
The Lavan Award from The Academy
of American Poets;
The Julia Peterkin Award from Converse College;
Two-time recipient, Florida Arts
Council grant;
Ingram Merrill Foundation grant;
The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival
Open Competition Winner

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Miami, FL
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Last update: Nov 03, 2016