Writers in Residence - Fall Quarter 2000

W. S. Di Piero

W.S. Di Piero taught "The Art of Poetry: American Imaginations" in Fall Quarter 2000.

W.S. Di Piero was born in South Philadelphia in 1945. A frequent contributor to Threepenny Review and TriQuarterly, he has published several volumes of poetry. The most recent are The Restorers, and Shadows Burning. He is the author of three collections of essays on literature, art, and personal experience: Memory and Enthusiasm, Out of Eden, and Shooting the Works. He has also published works of translation from the Italian, including a version of Giacomo Leopardi's Pensieri and The Ellipse: Selected Poems of Leonardo Sinisgalli, and in 1996 his translation of Euripides' Ion appeared. Di Piero lives in San Francisco and has been a faculty member at Stanford University since 1982.