Geoffrey Nutter is originally from California but has lived in New York for many years. He has published five books: A Summer Evening (winner of the Colorado Prize, 2001); Water’s Leaves & Other Poems (winner of the Verse Prize, 2005); Christopher Sunset (winner of the 2011 Sheila Motton Book Award); The Rose of January (Wave Books, 2013); and Cities at Dawn, and his work has also appeared in many journals and anthologies. Geoffrey studied poetry at the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where he was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize, and has taught poetry classes at Princeton University, The New School, New York University, Columbia University School of the Arts, and was a visiting professor at the University of Iowa in 2011. He has also taught poetry-writing to children in Harlem, the Bronx, and Paris. Geoffrey’s poems are currently being translated into French by poets Julien Marcland and Molly Lou Freeman for a forthcoming collection of poems from his four books. Geoffrey has collaborated with many artists, including the composers Brent Arnold and Brandon Scott Rumsey and the artist David Scher.
Geoffrey is a dedicated teacher, deeply committed to sharing with students the broad imaginative possibilities of poetry, to exploring how poets look at the world in and through their poems, and to helping aspiring poets see how poetry can reinterpret the world and build worlds.