While earning a Master of Arts in English from Washington College and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College, Frank Giampietro was the president and general manager of a retail appliance business in Dover, Delaware. His first book of poems Begin Anywhere was published by Alice James Books in 2008. He is the co-author of Spandrel with Denise Bookwalter and Book O' Tondos with Megan Marlatt. Awards for Giampietro's poetry include a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers' Conference, a Kingsbury Fellowship and the Dean's Prize from Florida State University (where he received a PhD in English in 2010), a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a Florida Book Award. He is the creator of the internet poetry projects La Fovea, Don't Tell Show, and Poems by Heart. His poetry, nonfiction, short-short fiction, and book reviews have appeared in journals including 32 Poems, American Book Review, Barrow Street, Black Warrior, Cimarron Review, Copper Nickel, CutBank, FENCE, Hayden's Ferry, Ninth Letter, Poetry Daily, Poetry International, Ploughshares, Rain Taxi, Subtropics, and Tampa Review. He was a resident scholar at The Southern Review from 2010 to 2011 and the managing editor of Alice James Books from 2011 to 2012. Frank Giampietro served as the interim director of Cleveland State University Poetry Center and visiting assistant professor of English at Cleveland State University and in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program (NEOMFA) from 2012 to 2014. Currently, he lives in western Maine where he teaches social studies and language arts at Mt. Blue Middle School.