“A poem is about something like a cat is about the house.” —Allan Grossman


Geoffrey Brock is an American poet and translator. He is the author of three books of poems, the editor of The FSG Book of 20th-Century Italian Poetry, and the translator of various books of poetry, prose, and comics, mostly from Italian. His poems have appeared in journals including Poetry magazine, Paris Review, Copper Nickel, Yale Review, and Best American Poetry. His awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Academy of American Poets. His translations have received ALTA’s National Translation Award for Poetry, the Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize, the MLA’s Lois Roth Award, the PEN Center USA Translation Prize, the ATA’s Lewis Galantière Translation Award, and Poetry magazine’s John Frederick Nims Prize. Since 2006 he has taught in the University of Arkansas’s Program in Creative Writing & Translation, where he is the founding editor of The Arkansas International.

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For more, see Brock’s page at the Poetry Foundation or at the Academy of American Poets.

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