John L. Stanizzi is the author of the collections Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall, After the Bell, Hallelujah Time!, High Tide - Ebb Tide, Four Bits, Chants, Sundowning, POND, and The Tree That Lights The Way Home.
Besides Poetry Pacific, John’s work has been widely published including in the journals Rattle, Prairie Schooner, The Cortland Review, American Life in Poetry, Praxis, Passages North, Spoon River Quarterly, Rust & Moth, The New York Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, The Laurel Review, The Caribbean Writer, Blue Mountain Review, Tar River Review, Poetlore, Hawk & Handsaw, Plainsong, Potato Soup Journal, and many others.
His work has been translated into Italian and appears widely in Italy, including in El Ghibli, The Journal of Italian Translations Bonafini, Poetarium, and many others. His translator is the Italian poet, Angela D’Ambra.
His nonfiction has been published in Literature and Belief, Stone Coast Review, Ovunque Siamo, Adelaide, Scarlet Leaf, Evening Street, Praxis, Potato Soup Journal, The Red Lemon, After the Pause, and many others. Potato Soup Journal named his story “Pants” The Best of 2020, and it was subsequently published in Potato Soup’s anthology celebrating the best work of 2020.
John is the Flash Fiction Editor of Abstract Magazine TV, and he has read at venues all over New England, including the Mystic Arts Café, the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Hartford Stage, The Guilford Poetry Guild, The Riverwood Poets, and many others.
For many years, John coordinated the Fresh Voices Poetry Competition for Young Poets at Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, Connecticut. He was also a “teaching artist” for the national poetry recitation contest, Poetry Out Loud; he spent a decade with Poetry Out Loud.
A former Wesleyan University Etherington Scholar, John has just been awarded an Artist Fellowship in Creative Non-Fiction - 2021 - from the Connecticut Office of the Arts and Culture for work on his new memoir, Bless Me, Father, For I Have Sinned. He is a former New England Poet of the Year.
He teaches literature at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut, and lives with his wife, Carol, in Coventry, CT. https://www.johnlstanizzi.com