Peter Burzyński earned a PhD in creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MFA in poetry from The New School, and an MA in Polish literature from Columbia University. He works as the book center manager at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. Burzyński is the translator of Martyna Buliżańska’s This Is My Earth (New American Press, 2019) and the author of the chapbook A Year Alone inside of Woodland Pattern (Adjunct Press, 2022).
In between his studies he has worked as a chef in New York City and Milwaukee. His poetry, translation, and reviews have appeared in The Georgia Review; jubilat; RHINO; Forklift, Ohio; Prelude; Thrush; Storm Cellar; The Best American Poetry Blog; Thin Air; Prick of the Spindle; MAYDAY; Your Impossible Voice; and others. He is the son of immigrants who call him on the phone every day.