John Gery

Dept of English University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 701482315

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

American Ghost
(Cross-Cultural Communications, 1999)
, Davenport's Version
(Portals Press, 2003)
, Have at You Now!
(Word Tech Editions, 2018)
, The Burning of New Orleans
(Amelia Press, 1988)
, The Enemies of Leisure
(Story Line Press, 1995)
Another Kind of Nation: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry
(Talisman House Publications, 2007)
, Improbable Worlds: An Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets
(Mutabilis Press, 2011)
, Maple Leaf Rag V
(Portals Press, 2014)
, Poets against the War
(Nation Books, 2003)
, Southern Poetry Anthology: Louisiana
(Texas Review Press, 2018)
, 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)
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
Three Poems
(Lestat Press, 1989)
Prizes Won: 
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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Last updated: Nov 16, 2016