IMG_4789Piotr Gwiazda is a literary scholar, translator, and poet. He is the author of two critical studies, US Poetry in the Age of Empire, 1979-2012 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and James Merrill and W.H. Auden: Homosexuality and Poetic Influence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). He is the translator of three books by Polish writer Grzegorz Wróblewski, Dear Beloved Humans (Diálogos Books, 2023), Zero Visibility (Phoneme Media/Deep Vellum, 2017) and Kopenhaga (Zephyr Press, 2013). Gwiazda has also published three volumes of poetry: Aspects of Strangers (Moria Books, 2015),  Messages: Poems & Interview (Pond Road Press, 2012), and Gagarin Street (winner of the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry Contest, 2005).

Gwiazda’s essays, reviews, translations, and poems have appeared in many journals, including AGNI, American Literature, American Poetry Review, Antioch ReviewAsymptoteBarrow Street, BarzakhThe Brooklyn RailChicago Review, Colorado Review, Contemporary Literature, Copper Nickel, Criticism, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, Exchanges, FIELD, Granta, Hotel AmerikaJacketJacket2, Journal of European Studies, Journal of Modern Literature, Lana Turner, Laurel Review, The Malahat Review, MantisModern Philology, Modernism/ModernityThe Nation, Past Simple, PleiadesPN Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Postmodern Culture, P-Queue, Prelude, Rain Taxi Review of Books, The Seattle Review, Seneca Review, Smartish Pace6×6The Southern Review, Talisman, the TLS, Translation ReviewTripwire, The Wolf, and XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics.

Gwiazda is a Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. He has received grants and fellowships from the PEN American Center (Translation Fund), National Humanities Center (Summer Institute in Literary Studies), Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dresher Center for the Humanities at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. In the fall of 2008 he was a Writer-in-Residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut. In 2012-2014 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Humanities Center of the University of Pittsburgh. He has read his work on NPR and was featured in 60 Writers/60 Places, a film by Luca Dipierro and Michael Kimball (2009).