Life and career
Raiziss was born in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. as a child. She was raised in Philadelphia, where her father biochemist George W. Raiziss, taught at the University of Philadelphia. She saw her earliest poems published while she was still in high school. Raiziss went on to earn undergraduate and doctoral degrees at the University of Philadelphia and also studied at Columbia University. While studying at the Sorbonne, she published her first poetry collection, Through a Glass Darkly.
was an editor of Chelsea (magazine), from 1960–1994, with Ursule Molinaro, featuring poems and prose by Denise Levertov, Sylvia Plath, Umberto Eco, Raymond Carver, and Grace Paley. She corresponded with Laura Riding, and David Finkel.
Her Sinia Raiziss Giop Charitable Foundation (Alfredo de Palchi trustee) continues to fund the Jane Austen Essay Contest, Bordighera Poetry Prize, and the Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards.
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- "The Unripe Dead", Verse Daily, 2006
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- "The Scorpion's Dark Dance" (1993), Alfredo de Palchi.
- "Metaphysical Passion: Seven Modern American Poets and the 17th-Century Tradition," 1952 University of Philadelphia and reissued by Greenwood Press in 1970.
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- Albert Gelpi, Robert J. Bertholf (2006). Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov: the poetry of politics, the politics of poetry. Stanford University Press. pp. 99–100. ISBN 978-0-8047-5131-5.
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- Franklin Folsom, Days of Anger, Days of Hope, University Press of Colorado, 1994, ISBN 0-87081-332-3
- Sonia Raiziss Giop Charitable Foundation. www.implu.com (December 1, 2010). Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
- Daniela Gioseffi (February 2001). Courtland Review (15) http://www.cortlandreview.com/issue/15/depalchi.html. Missing or empty
- The Jane Austen Society of North America – Essay Contest. Jasna.org (August 17, 2011). Retrieved on October 20, 2011.