Yale Working Group in Contemporary Poetry

Petals of Zero Petals of One

Posted in Uncategorized by beineckepoetry on November 23, 2011

Our final two sessions of the semester will be on Friday Dec 2nd and Friday Dec 9th and will focus on the work of Andrew Zawacki. Our main focus will be his most recent collection of poems, Petals of Zero Petals of One.  A useful review is found here http://jacketmagazine.com/37/r-zawacki-rb-shoemaker.shtml

Andrew Zawacki (Ph.D., Committee on Social Thought, Chicago) is the author of three poetry books: Petals of Zero Petals of One (Talisman House), Anabranch (Wesleyan), and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia).  His latest book, Videotape, is due from Counterpath in 2013.  His work has appeared in Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande), Walt Whitman hom(m)age, 2005/1855 (Turtle Point), The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries (Iowa), Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (Scribner), and other anthologies, as well as in magazines such as The New Yorker, The Nation, and The New Republic.  Coeditor of Verse and of The Verse Book of Interviews (Verse), he has published criticism in the TLS, Boston Review, Talisman, How2, Open LetterNew German Critique, Australian Book Review, Religion and Literature, and elsewhere in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.  A former fellow of the Slovenian Writers’ Association, he edited Afterwards: Slovenian Writing 1945-1995 (White Pine) and edited and co-translated Aleš Debeljak’s new and selected poems, Without Anesthesia (Persea).  His translation, from the French, of Sébastien Smirou, My Lorenzo, is due from Burning Deck.  Zawacki has held fellowships from the Salzburg Seminar (Austria), Hawthornden Castle (Scotland), the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), Le Château de Lavigny (Switzerland), the Fulbright Foundation (Australia), the Rhodes Trust (England), the Millay Colony, the Saltonstall Foundation, and Bread Loaf.