Dr. Patrick Bizzaro

Pennsylvania, United States

Member Since: 09/01/2011

Patrick Bizzaro has won the Madeline Sadin Award from NYQ and Four Quarter's Poetry Prize as well as a Fulbright to visit South Africa during 2012. He is the author of eleven books and chapbooks of poetry and edited two critical studies of Fred Chappell's poetry and fiction. Bizzaro is a frequent reviewer and critic of his peers' work in magazines like Asheville Poetry Review, North Carolina Literary Review, and Appalachian Journal, among others. Bizzaro, first Director of the University Writing Program at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, is a UNC Board of Governor’s Distinguished Professor for Teaching and ECU Scholar-Teacher Award winner. After twenty-five years teaching at East Carolina University, he took the position of Professor of English in Composition and TESOL at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He retired from IUP in 2015. His articles on Creative Writing Studies and composition have appeared regularly in College English and College Composition and Communication. His co-edited book on poet and pedagogue Wendy Bishop, Composing Ourselves as Writer-Teacher-Writers, was published spring 2011 by Hampton Press. His current project is a book on The Rhetoric of the New Southern Writing.


  • Interruptions , Finishing Line Press (February 1, 2014)
  • Fear of the Coming Drought. , Mount Olive, NC: Mount Olive College Press (February 1, 2011)
  • Undressing the Mannequin. , Conover, NC: Third Lung Press (August 1, 2012)


  • Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (July 2008 - July 2015)
  • Professor Emeritus at East Carolina University (July 2008 - July 2017)


  • Doctoral Degree in British Romanticism from Miami University of Ohio (May 2012)

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