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Peter Streckfus

Partial list of publications: Errings, The Cuckoo
Genres: Poetry
Awards:  Editorial Director: Poetry Daily, Yale Series of Younger Poets, Faculty Research and Development Award Recipient: George Mason University, Brodsky Rome Prize Fellowship in Literature, POL Editor’s Prize
Current residence: Fairfax, Virginia


MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry, George Mason University
BA with honors, majoring in English and Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin



Peter Streckfus is the author of two poetry books: Errings, winner of Fordham University Press’s 2013 POL Editor’s Prize, and The Cuckoo, which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2003. His poems appear in journals such as The Chicago Review, The New Republic, Seattle Review, and Slate. His awards include fellowships and grants from the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, the Peter S. Reed Foundation, the University of Alabama, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the American Academy in Rome where he is a Fellow in Literature. He lives in the Washington DC area with his wife, poet and translator Heather Green, and is on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at George Mason University.