Poet Peter Gizzi talks about Dickinson’s poetic legacy and reads from his own work.
Peter Gizzi’s latest work hovers between grief and joy, the abstract and the concrete, all the while exploring the hardships and pleasures in life. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Threshold Songs and The Outernationale. Gizzi has been poetry editor for The Nation and has many honors and awards including the Peter I.B. Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets as well as fellowships from the Howard Foundation, the Rex Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has taught at Brown University, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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