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Peter Nickowitz is the author of Cinema Vernacular (Publication Studio, 2014) and Rhetoric and Sexuality: The Poetry of Hart Crane, Elizabeth Bishop, and James Merrill (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). His plays include The Alice Complex; Backgammon at the Louvre; Love, Alters, Everything; and Songs & Statues. Peter was the 2008-2009 Harold Clurman Playwright-in-Residence at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and was head of the Studio’s Harold Clurman Playwrights Division from 2009-2012. Peter teaches in the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He lives in in New York City.
These poems appear in Cinema Vernacular.