Harold Schweizer

Poet and Explorer

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Zürich

Teaching Interests

  • Literary theory
  • Modern and contemporary poetry
  • Humanities
  • History of ideas
  • Holocaust studies

Scholarly Interests

  • Modern poetry
  • Literary theory
  • Studies in suffering and representation
  • Comparative humanities

Current Projects

  • “Waiting as Resistance: Against the Culture of Greed and Haste”

Recent Awards

  • John P. Crozer Chair in English Literature (2006-2011)

Selected Publications

Miriam’s Book: A Poem (Fomite Press, 2017).

Rarity and the Poetic: The Gesture of Small Flowers, Palgrave Macmillan, Pivot Series (2015).

“To Suffer to Wait: Reading Trauma in Two Poems.” Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies (2014).

“Are We Not Beautiful?” Nineteenth Century Prose (2013).

“Literary Autonomy: Growth of a Modern Concept.” Cambridge History of Criticism: The 19th Century (2013).

“The Accident and the Beautiful: On Alan Shapiro’s “The Accident.” Literature and Medicine (2012).

On Waiting Routledge, Thinking in Action Philosophy Series, (2008).


in American Poetry ReviewNew Orleans ReviewCincinnati ReviewDiode, Georgia Review, PleiadesPoetry InternationalNarrative Magazine, Kenyon Review, etc.

The Book of Stones and Angels (Tupelo Press, 2015).