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In Conversation

Anthony Caleshu & Peter Gizzi

‘Words are haunted. Think of it: as long as there have been soldiers there have been poets. I have often felt that being a poet is a form of civil disobedience.’

Anthony Caleshu

Anthony Caleshu’s fourth book of poems, A Dynamic Exchange Between Us, was published by Shearsman in 2019. He is Professor of Poetry and leads the MA Creative Writing at the University of Plymouth, out of where he publishes the small press, Periplum.

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Peter Gizzi

Peter Gizzi’s recent books include, Now It's Dark (Wesleyan, 2020), Sky Burial: New and Selected Poems (Carcanet, 2020), Archeophonics (Finalist for the National Book Award, Wesleyan, 2016) and In Defense of Nothing (Finalist for the LA Times Book Award, Wesleyan, 2014). His honors include fellowships from The Rex Foundation, The Howard Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and The Guggenheim Foundation. He has twice been the recipient of 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.

Photograph © Jon Beacham

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