Visiting Writers Series hosts Peter Gizzi
December 1, 2016
Room: Memorial Hall
UMass Amherst Campus
Gizzi’s reading will include work from his latest collection “Archeophonics,” which has been shortlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry. According to Publisher’s Weekly, “Archeophonics, defined as the archaeology of lost sound, is one way of understanding the role and task of poetry: to recover the buried sounds and shapes of languages in the tradition of the art, and the multitude of private connections that lie undisclosed in one’s emotional memory.” Gizzi’s first collection of new work in five years, “Archeophonics” has garnered praise from poets Nathaniel Mackey, Eileen Myles, and Adrienne Rich.
Celebrating its fifty-third year, the nationally renowned Visiting Writers Series at UMass Amherst presents emerging and established writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The Series is sponsored by the MFA for Poets and Writers and the Juniper Initiative, and made possible by support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the University of Massachusetts Arts Council, and the English Department. The reading is free and open to the public.