V. Penelope Pelizzon teaches creative writing and film at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. Her poems have appeared widely in journals and magazines. She was a recipient of the 1997 “Discovery” The Nation Award.
In choosing the winning manuscript for the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, judge Andrew Hudgins remarked: “With immense poetic verve, Pelizzon finds flamboyance in places where it has been forgotten and brings it back to vivid life—and she sees it for what it is. Her vision is then both passionate and dispassionate at the same time, a maturity of perspective that is just one of the many accomplishments of this superb first book.”In