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John Gery

John Gery

Author's Bio

John Gery has published seven books of poetry and poems in over 70 journals. He has been translated into seven languages. As a critic, editor and collaborative translator, he has a critical book on nuclearism and American poetry, a co-authored guidebook to Ezra Pound’s Venice, and a co-authored biography of Armenian poet Hmayeak Shems. He has collaborated on translations from Serbian, Italian, Armenian, Chinese, and French. Gery has received an NEA Fellowship, a Fulbright, a Research Fellowship from University of Minnesota, and several Louisiana Arts grants. He has lectured in Rome, Venice, Belgrade, Beijing, and Salamanca, and throughout the US. A Research Professor at University of New Orleans, he directs the Ezra Pound Center for Literature, Brunnenburg, Italy. He is also Secretary of the Ezra Pound International Conference and Series Editor of the EPCL Book Series at Clemson University Press.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Have at You Now! (Word Tech Editions, 2018), Davenport's Version (Portals Press, 2003), American Ghost (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1999), The Enemies of Leisure (Story Line Press, 1995), The Burning of New Orleans (Amelia Press, 1988)
Chapbooks:
Three Poems (Lestat Press, 1989)
Anthologies:
Southern Poetry Anthology: Louisiana (Texas Review Press, 2018), Maple Leaf Rag V (Portals Press, 2014), The Poets of the Sala Capizucchi (University of New Orleans Press, 2013), The Third Shore: Chinese & English-Language Poets in Mutual Translation. (Shearsman Books, 2013), Improbable Worlds: An Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets (Mutabilis Press, 2011), Another Kind of Nation: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Talisman House Publications, 2007), Poets against the War (Nation Books, 2003)
Journals:
Callaloo, Gulf Coast, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Louisiana Literature, Mount Hope, New Orleans Review, New South, Notre Dame Review, Paris Review, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Rio Grande Review, Sparrow, Two Lines, West Branch, Xavier Review
Prizes:
NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, 1992-93 Best Book of 1995 (Poetry), Publishers Weekly European Award of Circle Franz Kafka, Prague, 2000 Artist Fellowship, Louisiana Division of the Arts, 2002 Poet in Residence, Bucknell University, June 2001, July 2003, July 2006 Visiting Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota, 2006 Fulbright Fellowship (Serbia), 2007 LA Division of the Arts Grant, 2011 Creative Endeavor Opportunity Grants, University of New Orleans, 2013/2016 Nomination, Pushcart Prize, 2015

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Listing last updated: November 16, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Reading, PA
Raised in:
Lititz, PA

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