Poetry from Peter Gizzi

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Date(s) - Thursday, 31st October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Five Leaves Bookshop


Peter Gizzi is the author of several collections of poetry, the most recent being Archeophonics (2016), finalist for the National Book Award, Threshold Songs (2011) and The Outernationale (2007). Gizzi uses both narrative and lyrical gestures to engage and question distance and light in his search for the unmapped. Reflecting on the question of whether his work is narrative or lyric, Gizzi stated in an interview with Poetry Daily, “I think I am a narrative poet—I’m just narrating my bewilderment as a citizen.” In the same interview he spoke of his desire “to compose just at the boundaries of the known—to find a way to write at the edge of an already impacted history and world which is where we always already are at all times.”

Gizzi has been poetry editor for The Nation as well as founding co-editor, with Connell McGrath, of o•blék: a journal of language arts. He has taught at Brown University, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

In association with Nottingham Poetry Exchange

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