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Zachary Savich




MFA, University of Massachusetts Amherst
MFA, University of Iowa
BA, University of Washington
Zach Savich is the author of the poetry collections Full Catastrophe Living (University of Iowa Press, 2009), Annulments (Center for Literary Publishing, 2010), The Firestorm (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011), and Century Swept Brutal (Black Ocean, 2013). He is also the author of a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand (Rescue Press, 2011), and a chapbook, The Man Who Lost His Head (Omnidawn, 2011).

His work has received the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Open Competition, Omindawn Publishing’s Chapbook Award and recognition from the Poetry Society of America. A new book of poery, The Orchard Green and Every Color, is forthcoming. Savich is currently completing a memoir about teaching, illness, and literary friendship.

Savich’s poems, essays and book reviews have appeared in many journals and magazines, including Boston ReviewAmerican Letters and CommentaryA Public SpaceGulf CoastDenver QuarterlyColorado ReviewVOLT, and jubilat, and in several anthologies, including Best New PoetsThe Sonnets, and The New Census.

Savich serves as co-editor of Rescue Press’s Open Prose Series, which publishes one title of innovative prose each year. He has previously held editorial positions with The Kenyon ReviewIowa Review, and many limited-edition projects.

Before joining the University of the Arts in 2013, Savich taught creative writing and literature courses with Shippensburg University, the University of Washington’s Creative Writing Seminar in Rome, the University of Iowa, the University of Massachusetts, and Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. He has also taught in Kenyon College’s Young Writers Workshop, the Iowa Summer Writers Festival, and many community-based and K-12 settings.

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