Adam Giannelli

Adam Giannelli
Adam Giannelli

Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing

Root Hall 107

Adam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge (University of Iowa Press, 2017) and a winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize. His poems and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.

He is also the translator of Diadem: Selected Poems, by Marosa di Giorgio, (BOA Editions, 2012) and the editor of High Lonesome (Oberlin College Press, 2006), which is a collection of critical essays on Charles Wright.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing from Oberlin College and master’s of fine arts degree in poetry writing from the University of Virginia. Giannelli received his doctorate in creative writing from the University of Utah in August.

Recent Courses Taught

Poetry and Poetics
Introductory Poetry and Fiction Workshop


  • Graduate Research Fellowship, Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah, 2018–19
  • Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, October 2017
  • Fulbright Student Research Grant (Uruguay), U.S. Department of State, 2016–2017
  • Iowa Poetry Prize, University of Iowa Press, 2016
  • Shortlist, PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, 2013

Select Publications

  • Tremulous Hinge. University of Iowa Press, 2017.
  • “How to Hear a Stutter” & “Stutterfied,” Kenyon Review, Nov/Dec 2019.
  • “The Campaign Volunteer Who Stuttered.” Washington Post Magazine, 17 Feb. 2019.
  • “On a Line by Proust.” New York Times Magazine, 16 Sept. 2018.
  • “My Insomnia” & “Gravity.” West Branch, vol. 84, 2017
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  • “Porcupine.” Kenyon Review Online, Mar/Apr 2017.
  • “Little Winds.” Yale Review, vol. 105, no. 2, 2017.
  • “Curl” & “How the Light Is Spent.” 32 Poems, vol. 14, no. 2, 2016.
  • “Hush” & “On a Line by Proust.” Antioch Review, vol. 74, no. 1, 2016.
  • “Rain.” Cincinnati Review, vol. 12, no. 2, 2016.
  • “Stutter.” Ploughshares, vol. 41, no. 1, 2015-16.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2019

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Utah
M.F.A., University of Virginia
B.A., Oberlin College

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