Gian Lombardo


Author's Bio

Gian Lombardo is Senior Publisher-in-Residence in the Writing, Literature & Publishing Department at Emerson College, where he teaches courses on book and magazine publishing, as well as directs and teaches the Literary Publishing Certificate Program. Gian has had over 30 years of experience in a wide range of publishing environments -- trade, association, literary and consumer magazines as well as professional, literary and textbook publishing. He has provided these publishers with editing, design, production and project management services and consulting on a freelance basis. He is also the author of Between Islands, a collection of poems and verse translations (Dolphin-Moon Press, 1984); and six collections of prose poetry -- Standing Room, Sky Open Again (Dolphin-Moon Press, 1989 & 1997), Of All the Corners to Forget (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2004), Aid & A_Bet (BlazeVOX [books], 2008/free ebook), Who Lets Go First (Swamp Press, 2010) and Machines We Have Built (Quale Press, 2014). His translations include first half of Aloysius Bertrand’s Gaspard de la nuit, Eugène Savitzkaya’s Rules of Solitude, Michel Delville’s Third Body and Archestratos’s Gastrology or Life of Pleasure or Study of the Belly or Inquiry Into Dinner. He serves as Contributing Editor for Sentence, a literary journal. Gian also directs Quale Press, which publishes literary works. He has a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Trinity College and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University. He is also a member of the James Merrill House Committee.

Publications and Prizes

Aid & A_Bet
(BlazeVOX [books], 2008)
, Between Islands
(Dolphin-Moon Press, 1984)
, Machines We Have Built
(Quale Press, 2014)
, Of All The Corners To Forget
(Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2004)
, Sky Open Again
(Dolphin-Moon Press, 1997)
, Standing Room
(Dolphin-Moon Press, 1989)
, Who Lets Go First
(Swamp Press, 2010)
New Hungers for Old: One-Hundred Years of Italian-American Poetry
(Star Cloud Press, 2011)
, The House of Your Dream
(White Pine Press, 2008)
Agni, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, Lift, Prose Poem, Puerto del Sol, Quarter After Eight, Quarterly West, Sentence, Talisman, Third Coast, zoland poetry

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Last updated: Oct 04, 2014