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 33 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. PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES: About: Contemporary poetry by George Wallace and Tassos Denegris, Skiathos Writers Retreat (GR). International Festival of Poetry, Ditet e Naimit (MK). Orpheus Festival (BG). Festival d'Avignon (FR). Ledbury Festival, Words By Water, Dylan Thomas Centre, Robert Burns Centre (GB). Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival, Woody Guthrie Festival, Howlfest, John Steinbeck Festival, Bradstock, Insomniacathon, Lyric Recovery, Carnegie Hall, Moby Dick Marathon, da levy Festival, Festival Ecstatique, William Carlos Williams Center, SF Beat Museum, Gordon Parks Museum, Voelker Orth Museum, Pollock-Krasner House, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Church of Beethoven, Sapphofest, Kansas City Poetry Throwdown, International Beat Poetry Festival, Song Of Myself Marathon, Gemini Ink Writers Conference: Writing the New Century (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)
, 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)
, Incident on the Orient Express
(Nirala Publications, New Delhi, India, 2012)
, Jumping Over The Moon
(Boone's Dock Press, 2011)
, 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)
Big Bridge, Cafe Review, Cezanne's Carrot, Cortland Review, Cultural Weekly, Home Planet News, Jacket, Levure Litteraire, Lips, Maintenant, Poetry Pacific, Rialto, RUNES, Rusty Truck, Sensitive Skin, South Florida Poetry Journal, South Florida Poetry Review, String Poet, The Nervous Breakdown, Words Dance
Prizes Won: 
CW Post Poetry Prize 1999. Poetry Kit Best Book Award, 2004. First Poet Laureate, Suffolk County LI NY 2005-05. Writer in Residence, Walt Whitman Birthplace 2011-17. Laureate, National Beat Poetry Festival 2015-16. Blue Light Book Award 2017. Naim Frasheri Prize and Festival Laureate (Ditet e Naimit Festival, MK) 2017. Orpheus Prize (Orpheus Festival, BG) 2018. Alexander Gold Medal (UNESCO-Salamis, GR) 2018. Centro Studii Archivio d'Occidente Award (CSAO, It) 2018. Ÿ

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Greek American
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Hempstead, NY
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Huntington, NY
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Last updated: Jun 10, 2018