Zach Peckham

Poetry | Cleveland State University | Class of 2021

Zach Peckham’s poems illuminate the 'bright core' of our world’s most minute, intimate units of measurement—cells, pixels, heartbeats, drumbeats, dronefuzz, puns—gesturing toward the consequences of entropy, a single syllable’s significance, and the overwhelming anxiety of meaning too much. These poems are rife with spazzy rhythms, static sizzle, screen screeds, dork-wit, and intelligently buoyant existential dread. Peckham’s poems belong alongside those of Russell Atkins, Joyelle McSweeney, and Graham Foust, what with their startling lines, sonic levitation, and linguistic pranks.  —Caryl Pagel

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About Zach

Zach Peckham is a writer and musician from Massachusetts.

ZACH'S FAST FACTS
Where can we find your work?

jubilatTerritoryAction, SpectaclePoetry NorthwestGhost City ReviewAmerican Book Review, @tuffpoems, poets.org, The Lowell SonHappiness Pony.

What’s your preferred method for eating a cupcake?

Big proponent of the sandwich method, where you break off the bottom and then place it over the frosting to form a little handheld puck. This, arguably, undoes the cupcake itself, but makes the whole operation a lot more manageable and keeps frosting out of your nose.

Your advice to an incoming MFA student?

Don’t worry about being interesting. Just do what you’re interested in.

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