Zach Savich
Assistant Professor
MFA, University of Massachusetts Amherst
MFA, University of Iowa
BA, University of Washington

Zach Savich is the author of the poetry collections Full Catastrophe Living (University of Iowa Press, 2009), Annulments (Center for Literary Publishing, 2010) and The Firestorm (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011). He is also the author of a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand (Rescue Press, 2011), and a chapbook, The Man Who Lost His Head (Omnidawn, 2011).

His work has received the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Open Competition, Omindawn Publishing’s Chapbook Award and recognition from the Poetry Society of America. A new book of poery, Century-Swept Brutal, is forthcoming from Black Ocean Press.

Savich’s poems, essays and book reviews have appeared in many journals and magazines, including The Boston Review, American Letters and Commentary, A Public Space, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, VOLT and jubilat, and in several anthologies, including Best New Poets, The Sonnets and The New Census.

Savich serves as an editor with The Kenyon Review and co-edits Rescue Press’s Open Prose Series.

Before joining the University of the Arts, Savich taught creative writing and literature courses with Shippensburg University, the University of Washington’s Creative Writing Seminar in Rome, the University of Iowa, the University of Massachusetts and Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. He has also taught in Kenyon College’s Young Writers Workshop.

Class Schedule, Spring 2015

T01:00PM - 03:50PMIntermediate Poetry Workshop
T,F10:00AM - 11:20AMIntro Contemporary Poetry II
F01:00PM - 03:50PMPoetry Workshop for Non-Majors
- Creative Writing Internship

Contact Info

Office: Terra Building 809
Tel: 215-717-6273
Fax: 215-717-6620