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George Witte

Author's Bio

George Witte has published three collections of poems, Does She Have a Name? (NYQ Books, 2014), The Apparitioners (2005) and Deniability (2009), the latter two in print with Orchises Press. His work has been published in 32 Poems, Antioch Review, The Atlantic, Boulevard, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry, Southwest Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Yale Review, and elsewhere. He was awarded Poetry’s Frederick Bock Prize for a group of poems, anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2007, Old Flame, and Vocabula Bound 2, and received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State. For thirty years he has worked at St. Martin’s Press, as an editor, as the publisher of Picador USA, and now as editor in chief.

Publications and Prizes

Does She Have a Name? (NYQ Books, 2014), Deniability (Orchises Press, 2008), The Apparitioners (Three Rail Press, 2005)
32 Poems, Antioch Review, Boulevard, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, New Haven Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Yale Review
Frederick Bock Prize, Poetry Magazine Poetry Fellowship from NJ Council of the Arts/Department of State

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Family Ghosts by Henry Hart, Precise by Tina Kelley, A Few of Her Secrets by George Bradley, House and Fire by Maria Hummel, Coelecanth by Rick Mullin
Favorite Authors:
Fred Chappell, Eric Kraft, Walker Percy, James Dickey, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Don Delillo, Philip Roth, John Updike, Katherine Anne Porter, Philip Levine, Anne Tyler, Reynolds Price, Pat Barker

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Listing last updated: February 13, 2015

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Born in:
Summit, NJ
Raised in:
Madison, NJ

Upcoming Readings and Workshops

  • May 5, 2015
    Bridgewater Township Library (Reading)
    Bridgewater, NJ

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