Daniel Borzutzky

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Daniel Borzutzky
Notable worksThe Performance of Becoming Human
Notable awardsNational Book Award

Daniel Borzutzky is a Chicago-based poet and translator. His collection The Performance of Becoming Human won the 2016 National Book Award.[1]

The son of Chilean immigrants, Borzutzky's work often addresses immigration, worker exploitation, political corruption, and economic disparity.[2] He teaches at Wilbur Wright College.[3]



Full Length Collections
  • Lake Michigan, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. ISBN 9780822965220, OCLC 1007923836
  • The Performance of Becoming Human Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016. ISBN 9781936767465, OCLC 994060924[4][5]
  • In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy New York: Nightboat Books, 2015. ISBN 9781937658335, OCLC 894937620
  • The Book of Interfering Bodies Callicoon, NY: Nightboat Books Lebanon, NH, 2011. ISBN 9780984459827, OCLC 838471857
  • The Ecstasy of Capitulation Buffalo, N.Y.: Blaze Vox Books, 2007. ISBN 9781934289242, OCLC 105635040
  • Bedtime Stories for the End of the World Bloof Books, 2014. OCLC 906944426
  • Data Bodies (Holon, 2013)
  • Failure in the imagination, Milwaukee, WI: Bronze Skull Press, 2007. OCLC 181911375


  • Galo Ghigliotto, Valdivia (co•im•press, 2016)
  • Raúl Zurita, The Country of Planks (Action Books, 2015)
  • Raúl Zurita, Song for his Disappeared Love (Action Books, 2010)
  • Jaime Luis Huenún, Port Trakl (Action Books, 2008)



  1. ^ Alter, Alexandra (2016-11-17). "Colson Whitehead Wins National Book Award for 'The Underground Railroad'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  2. ^ "2016 National Book Award Winner, Poetry". National Book Foundation. National Book Foundation. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  3. ^ Rooney, Kathleen (December 1, 2016). "Chicagoan gives poetry 'Performance' worthy of National Book Award". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  4. ^ "Enjambed with Rotten Assets: Daniel Borzutzky's 'The Performance of Becoming Human'". Hyperallergic. 2017-03-04. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  5. ^ Tribune, Chicago. "Chicagoan gives poetry 'Performance' worthy of National Book Award". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2018-01-18.

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