Geoffrey Brock



Biographical Note

Brock's first book of poetry, Weighing Light, appeared in late 2005. His poems have appeared in journals including Poetry, Paris Review, PN Review, New England Review, and Hudson Review, as well as in several anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2007 and The Pushcart Prize 2010. He has received poetry fellowships from the NEA, the American Antiquarian Society, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the Florida Arts Council. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford from 2002–2004 and will be a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library during the 2010–2011 academic year.

Also a translator, Brock's publications include Cesare Pavese’s Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930-1950, Roberto Calasso’s K., Umberto Eco’s The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, and Antonia Arslan's Skylark Farm. His translations have received Poetry's John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize, the ATA's Lewis Galantière Award, the PEN Center USA Translation Award, the MLA’s Lois Roth Award, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Translation Prize, the Academy of American Poets' Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Brock is currently working on a second collection of poems (tentatively titled Voices Bright Flags) and editing The FSG Book of 20th-century Italian Poetry. He teaches in the Arkansas Programs in Creative Writing and Translation in Fayetteville, where he lives with his wife, the writer Padma Viswanathan, and their children, Ravi and Mira.

Other Resources

Brock at the Poetry Foundation
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Brock at the Academy of American Poets
Interview with The Modern Word
Interview with Poetry Santa Cruz







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