Regional Poets on Poetry: A general discussion of selected poems

Award-winning regional poets Frank Giampietro, David Young, and Joy Katz will discuss trends in contemporary poetry by examining representative texts in this panel presentation that kicks off this Fall’s Baker-Nord Poetics Working Group programming. Poet and Assistant Professor of English Sarah Gridley will serve as moderator.

About the speakers

Frank Giampietro

Frank Giampietro is Interim Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. He is the author of Begin Anywhere. (Alice James Books, 2008) and co-author of Spandrel. (Small Craft Advisory Press, 2011) with Denise Bookwalter and Book O’ Tondos. (The Painters Left, 2010) with Megan Marlatt. Awards for Giampietro’s poetry include a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a Kingsbury Fellowship from Florida State University, a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a Florida Book Award. He is the creator of the web poetry projects La Fovea. andPoems by Heart.. His poems, nonfiction, and short-short fiction have appeared in journals including 32 Poems., Barrow Street., Black Warrior., Copper Nickel., FENCE.,Ninth Letter., and Ploughshares. Giampietro earned his Ph.D. in English from Florida State University and was the 2010-2012 resident scholar at The Southern Review. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio and Farmington, Maine.

Joy Katz

Joy Katz’s new poetry collection is All You Do is Perceive, a National Poetry Series finalist and a Stalecher Selection at Four Way Books (coming this November). A new chapbook,Which From That Time, is just out from Argos Books in New York. Her poems and essays are published widely in such journals as American Poetry ReviewGulf CoastFence,BoulevardCincinnati Review, and on the Poetry Foundation web site.

She is currently at work on Frayed, a book about racial identity and voice, for which she received a 2013 Pittsburgh Foundation individual artist grant. She teaches in both the low-res and on-the-ground MFA programs at Chatham University and in Carlow University’s Madwomen in the Attic program.

David Young

David Young is a poet, editor, translator, and scholar. His work includes Field of Light and Shadow: Selected and New PoemsDu Fu, A Life in PoetrySeasoning: a Poet’s Year; and Six Modernist Moments in Poetry. Young has also worked with the Oberlin College Press for 44 years.

Additional Resources

More information about Joy Katz

David Young’s blog

Cosponsored with:

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, Department of English