Gary Corseri

2700 Virginia Ave., NW Apt. 1104
Washington, DC 20037-1909
(240) 938-6291

Author's Bio

In spite of numerous assaults upon it, I have maintained my integrity to speak the truth as I have understood it, to seek new knowledge, and to deal honestly and fairly with others. I have been faithful to my Muse for some 60 years, listening to faint promptings since age 8, following those paths which would bring me closer to communion.

Publications and Prizes

A Fine Excess
(Xlibris, 2001)
, Holy Grail, Holy Grail: Quest East, Quest West
(Xlibris, 2001)
, Manifestations (an anthology; edited)
(DeKalb Council for the Arts, 2004)
, Random Descent
(Anhinga Press, 1989)
, Too Soon, As Always
(Georgia Poetry Society, 1999)
Java Monkey Speaks
(Poetry Atlanta Press, 2005)
, Java Monkey Speaks, #2
(Poetry Atlanta Press, 2006)
, Manifestations
(DeKalb Council for the Arts, 2004)
, Modern Muses
(Allbook Books, 2005)
, North of Wakulla
(Anhinga Press, 1989)
, Primal Sanities
(Allbook Books, 2007)
, Snakebird: 30 Years of Anhinga Poets
(Anhinga Press, 2004)
Apalachee Quarterly, Atlanta Constitution, Bloomsbury Review, Buffalo Spree, Chattahoochee Review, City Lights Review, Clay & Pine, CounterPunch, Cyrano's Journal - Thomas Paine's Corner, Dandelion Salad, Defiance, Devil's Millhopper, Dissident Voice, Elixir, Florida Quarterly, Florida Review, Georgia Review, Harvard Advocate, International Poetry Review, International Quarterly, Italian Americana, Japanophile, Libido, Louisville Review, The Madison Review, Miami Herald, National Forum, New York Times, Oasis, Odessa Poetry Review, Open Cell, Poet & Critic, Poet Lore, Poetry Nippon, Poetry Northwest, Quest, Redbook, Snake Nation Review, Southern Humanities Review, Sparrow, Sucarnochee Review, Tampa Review, Village Voice, Ward 6 Review, Webster Review, Woodrider
Prizes Won: 
Various, including: The Stephen Vincent Benet Narrative Poem Prize, Florida Poetry Prize, Georgia Poetry Society Chapbook Contest, Phi Beta Kappa, a scholarship to Harvard, a fellowship to Florida State University (leading to a Ph.D. in English).

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Twentieth Century by Howard Zinn
Poetics by Aristotle
Parallel Lives by Phyllis George
Peace Plays by Galtung, Rajan, Udayakumar
Summer in the Shadow of Byron by Andrew McConnell Stott

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
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Identifies as: 
Italian American
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Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
New York, NY
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Last updated: Oct 11, 2016