Peter Streckfus

Peter Streckfus

Peter Streckfus

Associate Professor

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 a Brodsky Rome Prize Fellow In Literature.

He is the Mason editorial director of Poetry Daily, an online anthology of poetry. 

Photo © Don Usner.

Read an interview in which Peter speaks about teaching at GMU, here.

Selected Publications


Errings. Fordham University Press (2014)

The Cuckoo. Yale University Press (2004)


"Prologos," Prodigal

"from Flood Myth," Blackbox Manifold

"Patrimony," "Heather Green," "Earth and Water," CURA

"The Lake and the Skiff," The Volta

"Time Ghazal." The New Republic

"Bildungsroman." The New Republic

"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