College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Peter Streckfus

Peter Streckfus

Peter Streckfus

Assistant Professor

Creative Writing: Creative Writing: Poetry

Peter Streckfus is the author of two poetry books: Errings, winner of Fordham University Press’s 2013 POL Editor’s Prize, and The Cuckoo, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2003. His awards include fellowships and grants from the Breadloaf Writers' Conference, the Peter S. Reed Foundation, the University of Alabama, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the American Academy in Rome, where he is the 2013-14 Brodsky Rome Prize Fellow In Literature.

Selected Publications


Errings. Fordham University Press (2014)

The Cuckoo. Yale University Press (2004)


"Time Ghazal." The New Republic

"Bildungsroman." The New Republic

"Body of Moving and Light." Verse Daily

"Body of Dreams." Slate

"Purgatorio." The Academy of American Poets


"The New Mixed Form: An Introduction." The Volta

"On Czelsaw Milosz’s The Separate Notebooks." At Length

"Three Questions." Poets on Teaching: A Sourcebook