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Piotr Florczyk, MFA


Piotr Florczyk is a poet and translator from his native Polish. He has taught poetry and literature undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of California-Riverside, University of Delaware, San Diego State University, and at Antioch University Los Angeles.


M.F.A. San Diego State University
B.A. University of the Pacific

Scholarly and Creative Work

Florczyk is editor and translator of The Folding Star and Other Poems by Jacek Gutorow (BOA Editions, 2012), Building the Barricade and Other Poems of Anna Swir (Calypso Editions, 2011), and Been and Gone: Poems of Julian Kornhauser (Marick Press, 2009). Additionally, he has published essays, reviews, and poems in numerous journals, including The Times Literary Supplement, The Threepenny Review, Salmagundi, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Boston Review, Slate, Pleiades, West Branch, Notre Dame Review, The Southern Review, and World Literature Today.

Teaching Interests

Poetry, Translation, Criticism, Personal Essay