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MFA Reading Series: Peter Gizzi

September 22, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The MFA Reading Series presents Peter Gizzi, an award-winning poet, editor, essayist, and teacher. Hailed by The New Yorker as “masterful,” Gizzi’s “work is to face, to engage with, to articulate the present—the ways in which he has changed, the ways in which everything is always changing. […] His best poems exist on a different plane, as if he has achieved and is writing from a transcendent vantage most of us only strive for.”

Gizzi will give a reading on Friday, September 22 at 7:30 PM in The Hemingway Center, followed by a book signing. Free and open to the public, the MFA Reading Series brings renowned writers to the Boise State campus each year.

Peter Gizzi’s recent books include, “Fierce Elegy” (Wesleyan, 2023), “Now It’s Dark” (Wesleyan, 2020), and “Archeophonics” (Wesleyan, 2016), a finalist for the National Book Award. In 2020, Carcanet published “Sky Burial: New and Selected Poems in the UK.” His honors include fellowships from The Rex Foundation, The Fund for Poetry, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Guggenheim Foundation, and The Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellowship in Poetry at the University of Cambridge. In 2018, Wesleyan brought out “In the Air: Essays on the Poetry of Peter Gizzi.” He teaches poetry and poetics in the MFA Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

You can view all upcoming Creative Writing MFA readings on the events page here.