Professor of English, Stanford University
Berlin Prize Fellow - Class of Fall 2002
W. S. Di Piero is the author of ten books of poetry, the most recent of which is Nitro Nights. His poems have appeared frequently in Poetry, New Yorker, and Threepenny Review, and he has reviewed books for the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Wall Street Journal, among other periodicals. Di Piero is a well-known essayist on art, literature, culture, and personal experience. The latest of his four collections of essays is When Can I See You Again: New Art Writings. He has also translated literary works from Greek and Italian. Di Piero has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Award.