George Wallace

P.O. Box 114
Northport, NY 11768
(631) 258-8422

Author's Bio

George Wallace is Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, first poet laureate of Suffolk County, LI NY and author of 34 books and chapbooks of poetry, published in the US, UK, Italy, Macedonia and India. A prominent figure on the NYC poetry performance scene, he travels internationally to perform, lead writing workshops, and lecture on literary topics. A former student of W.D. Snodgrass (BA, Syracuse U) and Marvin Bell (MFA, Pacific U), he teaches writing at Pace University (NYC) and Westchester Community College, and has done research residencies at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC. He has worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer, health care administrator, community organizer, community journalist, active duty medical military officer and local historian. His work is collected at the Special Sections Collection, LI Studies Institute, Hofstra University. PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES: About: Contemporary poetry by George Wallace and Tassos Denegris, Skiathos Writers Retreat, Bageion/Athens (GR); Centro Studii Archivio Occidentali, University of Parma, Castle Brunneberg, Ogrodek Books (IT); International Festival of Poetry, Ditet e Naimit (MK), Orpheus Festival (BG), Pogradec Town Hall (AB); Festival d'Avignon (FR); Ledbury Festival, Words By Water, Dylan Thomas Centre, Robert Burns Centre, Brantwood (GB); Howlfest, Insomniacathon, Dada Maintenant, Howlfest, Charles Bukowski Celebration, Lyric Recovery/Carnegie Hall (NYC); Moby Dick Marathon/Sag Harbor, Pollock-Krasner House/Springs, Bradstock/West Sayville, da levy Festival/Cleveland, Festival Ecstatique/Northampton, William Carlos Williams Center/Rutherford,Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival, Woody Guthrie Festival/Okemah, Beat Museum/SF, Gordon Parks Museum/Fort Scott, Mabel Dodge Luhan House/Taos, Church of Beethoven/Albuquerque, Sapphofest/Washington, Poetry Throwdown/KC, Beat Poetry Festival/Middletown, Song Of Myself Marathon/Brooklyn, Gemini Ink Writers/San Antonio; Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts/Santa Cruz, Beyond Baroque 50th Anniversary Celebration, John Steinbeck Festival/Salinas (US).

Publications and Prizes

50 Love Poems / 50 Poesie D'Amore
(La Finestra Editrice, 2004)
, A Simple Blues With A Few Intangibles
(Foothills Publishing, 2016)
, After The Fall
(Butcher Shop Press, 2005)
, Beauty Parlors, Trainyards and Everything In Between
(Spartan Press, 2014)
, Belt Buckles and Bibles
(NightBallet Press, 2013)
, Burn My Heart In Wet Sand
(Troubadour, 2004)
, Drugged By Hollywood
(NightBallet Press, 2016)
, EOS: Abductor of Men
(Three Rooms Press, 2012)
, I Feed the Flames and the Flames Feed Me
(Local Gems Press, 2019)
, Incident on the Orient Express
(Nirala Publications, New Delhi, India, 2012)
, Jumping Over The Moon
(Boone's Dock Press, 2011)
, One Hundred Years Among The Daisies
(Spartan Press, 2018)
, Poems of Augie Prime
(Writers Ink Press, 1999)
, Poppin Johnny
(Three Rooms Press, 2009)
, Riding With Boom Boom
(NightBallet Press, 2013)
, Sleeping Beauty's Revenge
(NightBallet Press, 2012)
, Smashing Rock And Straight As Razors
(Blue Light Press, 2017)
, Summer Of Love, Summer Of Love
(Shivastan Press, 2008)
, Sunny Side Up The Dream Cloud Egg
(Good Japan Press, 2008)
, Swimming Through Water / Nuotando Attraverso L'Aqua
(La Finestra Editrice, 2003)
, Tales of a Yuppie Dropout
(Writers Ink Press, 1992)
, The Hard Stuff
(NightBallet Press, 2012)
, The Milking Jug
(Cross-Cultural Communications, 1989)
, The Sulphur of Troy / Lo Zolfo di Troia
(La Finestra Editrice, 2018)
, When I Was Dead
(Flarestack Publishing U.K., 2006)
, Who's Handling Your Aubergines
(Green Panda Press, 2008)
, Without Benefit Of Men
(Chlenskiy Publishing, 2004)
, Wrestling Godzilla
(Green Panda Press, 2007)
Poetry of Resistance Voices for Social Justice
(University of Arizona Press, 2016)
, BE-AT Poets Laureate
(Local Gems Poetry Press, 2017)
, Cloudburst: Poetry Anthology of the Cloudburst Council, 2012-2016
(Foothills Publishing, 2017)
, From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream
(AK Press, 2017)
, Greatest Hits
(Pudding House Publications, 2003)
, Maintenant: Dada Journal
(Three Rooms Press, 2018)
, Oct Tongue 2
(Crisis Chronicles Press, 2017)
, Rabbit Ears: An Anthology of TV Poems
(NYQ Books, 2015)
, Say It Loud - Poems About James Brown
(Whirlwind Press, 2011)
, What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump
(Northwestern University Press, 2019)
Big Bridge, Café Review, Cezanne's Carrot, Cortland Review, Cultural Weekly, Home Planet News, Jacket, Levure Litteraire, Lips, Maintenant, Poetry Pacific, Rialto, RUNES, Rusty Truck, Sensitive Skin Magazine, South Florida Poetry Journal, South Florida Poetry Review, String Poet, The Nervous Breakdown, Words Dance
Prizes Won: 
Writer in Residence, Walt Whitman Birthplace 2011-Present.Naim Frasheri Prize and Festival Laureate (Ditet e Naimit Festival, MK) 2017. Orpheus Prize (Orpheus Festival, BG) 2018. Alexander the Great Gold Medal (UNESCO-Salamis, GR) 2018. Centro Studii Archivio d'Occidente Award (CSAO, It) 2018.Blue Light Book Award 2017. ŸLaureate, National Beat Poetry Festival 2015-16.  First Poet Laureate, Suffolk County LI NY 2005-05. Poetry Kit Best Book Award, 2004. CW Post Poetry Prize 1999.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books: 
ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS: Engjejt e Nates/Midnight Angels (bilingual, Ditet e Naimit Press, '18); Alter Brody -- Ghetto Zweilicht (co-editor, Pen International-Austria, '18)

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Greek American
Born in: 
Hempstead, NY
Raised in: 
Huntington, NY
12 poems by George Wallace, 4 poems by George Wallace, Poetry Pacific, 2017 3 poems by George Wallace, Sensitive Skin, 2017 5 poems by George Wallace Dan Murano blogspot, 2015 2 poems by George Wallace, Classical Enquiries, 2015
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Last updated: Apr 05, 2019