Grantees AY 2023-2024

Fulbright Slovak Student Program

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright Slovak Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Peter Buzyński

Peter Buzyński has earned a PhD in Creative Writing-Poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a M.A. in Polish Literature from Columbia University, a M.F.A. in Poetry from The New School University, and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fulbright Scholar in the Slovak Republic teaching graduate courses in literature and British and American studies at Pavel Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia. He worked as the Book Center Manager at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee for more than four years and is also a Lecturer at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Burzyński is the translator of Martyna Buliżańska’s This Is My Earth (New American Press, 2019) and the author of the chapbook A Year Alone inside of Woodland Pattern (Adjunct Press, 2022) as well as the co-poet of the obverse periodical DuetDuet Vol. 7. (pitymilk press, 2023). His first full-length book of poetry, Infinite Zero, will be published in 2024 by Writ Large Press. His poetry, translations, reviews, and essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, jacket2, The Brooklyn Rail, jubilat, RHINO, Storm Cellar, Thrush, Prick of the Spindle, Prelude, Your Impossible Voice, and Forklift Ohio, among others. In between his studies, he has worked as Chef de partie in New York City and Executive Sous Chef at his family’s Polish restaurant. Burzyński had been employed there for 25 of his 36 years. He is the son of immigrants who call him on the phone every day.

Hubert H. Humphrey Program