earned a Master Arts in English from Washington College in 2000, a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College in 2002, and a PhD in English from Florida State University (FSU) in 2010. 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 FSU, 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 with his wife ceramic artist Cherie Giampietro and his two children. He teaches social studies and language arts at Mt. Blue Middle School.