- Instructor , MFA Program, Poetry
- College of Arts and Sciences
Nick Lantz is the author of two recent collections of poetry. The first, We "Don’t Know We Don’t Know" (Graywolf 2010), won the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Bakeless Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, and the Council for Wisconsin Writers Posner Award. The second collection, "The Lightning That Strikes the Neighbors’ House" (University of Wisconsin Press 2010), was selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky for the Felix Pollak Prize. Lantz has received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and his work has appeared in "Mid-American Review," "Southern Review," "Prairie Schooner," "Gulf Coast," "Indiana Review," "Poetry Daily," and "FIELD," and has been featured on the nationally syndicated radio program The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. He has taught creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Gettysburg College, where he was the 2010-2011 Emerging Writer Lecturer.