Zach Savich is the author of the poetry collections Full Catastrophe Living (University of Iowa Press, 2009), Annulments (Center for Literary Publishing, 2010), The Firestorm (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011), and Century Swept Brutal (Black Ocean, 2013). He is also the author of a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand (Rescue Press, 2011), and a chapbook, The Man Who Lost His Head (Omnidawn, 2011).
His work has received the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Open Competition, Omindawn Publishing’s Chapbook Award and recognition from the Poetry Society of America. Savich received a BA in English from the University of Washington and MFAs from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has taught creative writing and literature courses at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand; the University of Washington's Creative Writing Seminar in Rome; the University of Iowa; the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; the Iowa Summer Writers Festival; and Shippensburg University. He has also worked extensively in community settings and with K-12 students, including through The Kenyon Review's Young Writers Workshop and the University of the Arts Pre-College Programs. He has taught in the BFA Program for Creative Writing at the University of the Arts since 2013. A new book of poetry, The Orchard Green and Every Color, is forthcoming. Savich is currently completing a memoir about teaching, illness, and literary friendship.