Peter Schmitt

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
(305) 284-2175
Locator Code:
4632

 
About

Peter Schmitt is the author of three full-length collections of poems: Renewing the Vows (David Robert Books), Hazard Duty, and Country Airport (Copper Beech Press).  He has also published two chapbooks: Incident in an Apartment Complex: A Suite of Voices, and To Disappear, both from Pudding House.  Schmitt has received The Julia Peterkin Award in Poetry from Converse College; The Lavan Award from The Academy of American Poets; The “Discovery”/The Nation Prize; is a two-time recipient of grants from The Florida Arts Council; and was awarded a Fellowship from The Ingram Merrill Foundation.  His poems have been featured several times on NPR’s Writers Almanac, and his poem, “Packing Plant,” won The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival (CT) open competition.  His work has appeared in many leading publications, including The Hopkins Review, The Hudson Review, The Nation, The Paris Review, Poetry, and TheSouthern Review, and has been widely anthologized.  A native Miamian, Schmitt has taught at The University of Miami since 1986.

Career

Education

1983M.F.A. University of Iowa

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Creative writing (poetry and fiction), American literature, British literature.

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Creative writing (poetry and fiction), American literature, British literature.

Honors & Acknowledgements

The Julia Peterkin Award in Poetry from Converse College
The Lavan Award from The Academy of American Poets
The “Discovery”/The Nation Prize
Fellowship from The Ingram Merrill Foundation
Research

Publications

Peter Schmitt Renewing the Vows (David Robert Books. ).


Peter Schmitt Country Airport (Copper Beech Press. ).


Peter Schmitt To Disappear (Pudding House. ).