Geoffrey Arthur Brock

Geoffrey Arthur Brock


J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-4238

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Brock is the author, most recently, of Voices Bright Flags, which won the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize from Waywiser Press. His first collection of poetry, Weighing Light, won The New Criterion Poetry Prize. Brock's poems have appeared in many anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2007 and Pushcart Prize XXXIV. He has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford from 2002–2004. Brock is also the editor of The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry and the translator of several books from Italian, including Cesare Pavese’s Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930-1950, Roberto Calasso’s K., Umberto Eco’s The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Italo Calvino's Six Memos for the Next Millennium, and Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio. His translations have received many awards, including Poetry's John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize, the ATA's Lewis Galantière Award, the PEN Center USA Translation Award, and the MLA's Lois Roth Award. His translation projects have been supported by fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Howard Foundation.

Poetry writing, prosody, literary translation, modern Italian poetry, verse novels.

M.F.A., Creative Writing (Poetry), University of Florida

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania

  • Finalist, PEN Center USA Translation Award, for Six Memos for the Next Millennium (2017)
  • Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, for Voices Bright Flags (2014)
  • NEA Translation Fellowship (2012)
  • Howard Foundation Fellowship in Translation, Brown University (2012)
  • Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers Fellowship in Poetry, New York Public Library (2010-2011)
  • John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize from Poetry magazine (2006)
  • The ATA Lewis Galantière Translation Award, for The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana (2006)
  • Finalist, PEN Center USA Translation Award, for The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana (2006)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship (2005-2006)
  • Artist Project Grant in Poetry from the Arizona Commission on the Arts (2005)
  • The New Criterion Poetry Prize, for Weighing Light (2004)
  • NEA Poetry Fellowship (2003)
  • PEN Center USA Translation Award (2003)
  • Lois Roth Translation Award from the MLA, for Disaffections (2003)
  • Stegner Fellowship in Poetry (2002-2004)
  • Visiting Artist Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society (2001)
  • Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry from the Florida Arts Council (2000)
  • Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets (1999)