Patrick Bizzaro (retired) has published nine books and chapbooks of poetry, two critical studies of Fred Chappell's poetry and fiction, a book on the pedagogy of academic creative writing, some textbooks, and a couple hundred poems in magazines. He is a frequent reviewer of his peers' work in magazines like Asheville Poetry Review, North Carolina Literary Review, and Appalachian Journal, among others.

Bizzaro, first director of the University Writing Program at East Carolina University, is a UNC Board of Governor's Distinguished Professor for Teaching and ECU Scholar-Teacher Award winner. He lives quite happily with Resa Crane and their five-year-old son, Antonio, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, having retired from the faculty of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's doctoral program in Composition and TESOL, after having retired from ECU. During his last year on the ECU faculty, he received the Outstanding Professor award from the ECU Department of Disability Support Services, the ninth award for teaching he has received during his career. His articles on composition studies have appeared regularly in College English and College Composition and Communication. His co-edited book on poet and pedagogue Wendy Bishop is forthcoming from Hampton Press.