V. Penelope Pelizzon
V. Penelope Pelizzon’s first book, Nostos, was published by Ohio University Press in 2000. Other sections of The Monongahela Book of Hours have appeared in Poetry, Field, The New England Review, and Fishhouse. She earned a BA at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, an MFA from the University of California-Irvine, and a PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri in 1998. She is now an associate professor at the University of Connecticut. Since 2005, she has spent part of each year abroad with her husband, Anthony Deaton, who is currently posted as a vice consul to Naples.