Robert Piazza


Litchfield, CT

Author's Bio

Rob Piazza earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Fairfield University.  He teaches literature and composition at colleges and universities throughout New England.  His poems have recently appeared in October Hill Magazine, Neologism Poetry Journal, Heart of Flesh Literary Journal, Young Ravens Literary Review, Welter Online at University of Baltimore, Months to Years Literary Journal, and Helix Literary Magazine at CCSU.  In April 2023, he was a featured reader at the Mad River Literary Festival sponsored by CT State Northwestern.  Currently, he serves as Poet Laureate of Litchfield, Connecticut.


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Publications & Prizes

Prizes won: 

Headline Poet at Trinity Open-Mic, Torrington, CT, September 2023;

Featured Reader at Mad River Literary Festival sponsored by Northwestern Connecticut Community College, April 2023;

Recipient of Individual Writers Grant, Litchfield Community Writers Group, February 2023;

Featured Reader, Post University Open-Mic, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, October 2022;

Poet Laureate of Litchfield, Connecticut, 2021;

Honorable Mention for "Boston, 1989" in Robert Haiduke Poetry Prize, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, 2004;

Poet Laureate, Chatsworth Elementary School, Larchmont, NY, 1980.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, WD Snodgrass, John Berryman, Theodore Roethke, Elizabeth Bishop, Randall Jarrell, & James Dickey.
What I'm reading now: 
Poetry as Survival by Gregory Orr, 100 Poems to Break Your Heart by Edward Hirsch

More Information

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Italian American
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Pottstown, PA
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Last update: Oct 14, 2023