Andrew Zawacki is the author of the poetry books Petals of Zero Petals of One (Talisman House, 2009), Anabranch (Wesleyan, 2004), and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia, 2002), as well as of five chapbooks: Arrow’s shadow (Equipage, due ’09); Roche limit (Track & Field, due ’08); Bartleby’s Waste-book (Particle Series, due ’08); Georgia (Katalanché, due ’08), co-winner of the 1913 Prize; and Masquerade (Vagabond, 2001), recipient of the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the PSA. A former fellow of the Slovenian Writers’ Association, he edited Afterwards: Slovenian Writing 1945-1995 (White Pine, 1999). He is currently Assistant Professor of English at the University of Georgia.
Zawacki lays a lyrical path that leads the reader from pastoral southern landscapes through urban decay and back into suburban complacency. Often unpaved, bombed out or pocked with violence, this lyrical road mimics the rapid cadence and constant jostling of a fast jeep ride over uneven terrain, its a.m. radio set somewhere between dogmatic rants and shouting static.
Daniel Shoemaker, Jacket Magazine
Zawacki shows that in every object there’s the promise for a potential future.
Will Vincent, HTML Giant
Reviews of books edited by Andrew Zawacki
The Verse Book of Interviews
- Reading for Cross-Cultural Poetics