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Peter Gizzi

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Peter Gizzi

Peter Gizzi grew up in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. His poetry collections include The Outernationale (2007), Some Values of Landscape and Weather (2003), and a reprint of his first book, Periplum and Other Poems: 1987-1992 (2004). His honors include the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets in 2004 and a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 2005. He is also the editor of The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer (1998).


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'Ebony and Ivory'?

Laguna Woods, Calif.

Sunlight and plant light
glass and stain
the campaign the conflict
the dead frozen in air
the sun and the sweat
the swell of fetid flesh