Peter Gizzi & Lewis Warsh


Peter Gizzi has published five books of poetry in addition to a number of limited-edition chapbooks, folios, and artist books. His sixth book, In Defense of Nothing, New and Selected Poems came out in March 2014. Gizzi’s editing projects have included o•blék  a journal of language arts, as well as several important books, such as The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack and My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (with Kevin Killian). Gizzi is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Lewis Warsh is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil), Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary), The Origin of the World (Creative Arts) and Touch of the Whip (Singing Horse). He is editor and publisher of United Artists Books and teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University (Brooklyn). A party for his most recent book, One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil) will follow the reading.