Andrew Zawacki is the author of four books of poetry: Videotape (2013), Petals of Zero Petals of One (2009), Anabranch (2004), and By Reason of Breakings (2002). His many chapbooks include Glassscape (2011), Zerogarden (2011), Roche limit (2010), Bartleby’s Wastebook (2009), Videotape (2009), and Masquerade (2001). In his poems, Zawacki explores language and landscape, and he has described his interest in ecopoetics as well as the “electronic” conditions of life that are also “a crucial—and not always destructive—part of our human ecosystem.” His poetry has been translated into French, Italian, Russian, and Slovenian. His criticism has appeared in magazines and journals such as the Times Literary Supplement, the Boston Review, How2, and Open Letter.
Zawacki is the recipient of a Slovenian Ministry of Culture Translation Grant and editor of Afterwards: Slovenian Writing 1945–1995 (1999). He edited and co-translated Without Anesthesia: New & Selected Poems (2011), Aleš Debeljak’s new and selected poems. Zawacki has also translated French poet Sébastien Smirou’s My Lorenzo (2012). His many editing projects include Gustaf Sobin’s Collected Poems (2010) and Miracle of Measure Ascendant: A Festschrift for Gustaf Sobin (2005) as well as the Verse Book of Interviews (2005).
A former Rhodes scholar and Fulbright fellow, Zawacki earned a PhD from the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and is a former fellow of the Slovenian Writers’ Association. His honors and awards include fellowships from the Salzburg Seminar, Hawthornden Castle, the Bogliasco Foundation, Le Château de Lavigny, and the Millay Colony. He currently teaches at the University of Georgia, where he directs the creative writing program.