Peter Jay Shippy's third book is the verse novella How to Build the Ghost in Your Attic (Rose Metal Press, 2007). Publishers Weekly says: “This is ambitious work that manages to be frequently dynamic.” Thieves’ Latin (University of Iowa Press) won the 2002 Iowa Poetry Prize. A selection from his second book, Alphaville (BlazeVOX Books), won a Gertrude Stein Award. Shippy has received fellowships in drama and poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems, plays, and essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Iowa Review, and Ploughshares. He teaches literature and writing at Emerson College in Boston.