James Capozzi is the author of Country Album (2012), recipient of the 2010 New Measure Poetry Prize. At the University of Texas at Austin, he was a founding editor of the literary journal Bat City Review. He has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, James A. Michener Foundation, and Woodstock Byrdcliff Guild, and was selected by Mary Jo Bang as the winner of the 2012 New Letters Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared in The New RepublicThe Iowa Review, and Chicago Review.