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Mark Polizzotti is a biographer, critic, translator, editor, and poet. He has translated experimental novels from the French and written a biography of Andre Breton, the founder of Surrealism.


Mr. Polizzotti was born on July 22, 1957, in Oceanside, New York, United States. He is a son of Mario and Grace Polizzotti.


Mark Polizzotti graduated from Yale University, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979. He also received his Master of Arts from Columbia University in 1983. Mr. Polizzotti attended the University of Paris, 1977.


Mr. Polizzotti served as an editorial director of David R. Godine, Inc., Boston, between 1993 and 1999. From 1999 to 2010 he was a director of intellectual property at Museum Fine Arts. Since 2010 Mr. Polizzotti has acted as a publisher and editor in chief of Metropolitan Museum of Art.


  • Mark Polizzotti is the translator of more than thirty books from the French. His articles and reviews have appeared in The Wall Street Journal and The Nation.



Mark Polizzotti has one son, Alex.

Mario Polizzotti

Grace Polizzotti

Alex Polizzotti