V. Penelope Pelizzon

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V. Penelope Pelizzon is an American poet, and professor.


She graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst, summa cum laude, University of California, Irvine, and University of Missouri in 1998.

She has taught at University of California, Irvine, University of Missouri, Washington and Jefferson College, and University of Connecticut.[1][2]

Her work has appeared in Poetry,[3] The Hudson Review, 32 Poems, 5 Fingers Review,[4] The Kenyon Review,[5] Field, the New England Review, Missouri Review,[6] ZYZZYVA,[7] Worchester Review,[8] and Fourth Genre.

She is married to Anthony Deaton, a Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, Syria.[9]




  • Umberto Saba (1999). "two poems". The Seneca Review. 24.1: 76–77. 
  • Umberto Saba (1997/1998). "four poems". Compost. 9: 34–35.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

Pelizzon's first book of poems won the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize.[12]

In Tabloid, Inc.: Crimes, Newspapers, Narratives (Ohio State Univ. Press, 2010), Pelizzon and Nancy M. West discuss tabloid newspapers, especially those of the late 1920s and early 1930s, using a combination of narrative and film theory.[13]


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