Peter Jay Shippy‘s first book, Thieves’ Latin (University of Iowa Press) won the 2002 Iowa Poetry Prize. BlazeVOX Books published Alphaville, an abecedarian suite, in 2006. Rose Metal Press released How to Build the Ghost in Your Attic in 2007. Saturnalia Books published A Spell of Songs in 2013. His work has been published in numerous journals, including The American Poetry Review, Fence, FIELD, The Iowa Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendencyand Ploughshares, among others.