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.”