Gary Corseri

Poet, Fiction Writer

2700 Virginia Ave., NW Apt. 1104
Washington, DC 20037-1909
Phone: 
(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 & Prizes

Fiction

Journals:
Apalachee Quarterly
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Atlanta Constitution
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Bloomsbury Review
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Buffalo Spree
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City Lights Review
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Clay & Pine
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CounterPunch
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Cyrano's Journal - Thomas Paine's Corner
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Dandelion Salad
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Defiance
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Devil's Millhopper
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Dissident Voice
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Elixir
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Florida Quarterly
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Harvard Advocate
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International Poetry Review
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International Quarterly
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Italian Americana
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Japanophile
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Libido
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Madison Review
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Miami Herald
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National Forum
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New York Times
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Oasis
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Odessa Poetry Review
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Open Cell
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Poet & Critic
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Poetry Nippon
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Quest
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Redbook
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Snake Nation Review
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Sparrow
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Sucarnochee Review
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Village Voice
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Ward 6 Review
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Webster Review
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Woodrider

Poetry

Anthologies:
Primal Sanities (Allbook Books, 2007)
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Java Monkey Speaks, #2 (Poetry Atlanta Press, 2006)
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Java Monkey Speaks (Poetry Atlanta Press, 2005)
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Modern Muses (Allbook Books, 2005)
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Manifestations (DeKalb Council for the Arts, 2004)
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Snakebird: 30 Years of Anhinga Poets (Anhinga Press, 2004)
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North of Wakulla (Anhinga Press, 1989)
Books:
Manifestations (an anthology; edited) (DeKalb Council for the Arts, 2004)
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A Fine Excess (Xlibris, 2001)
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Holy Grail, Holy Grail: Quest East, Quest West (Xlibris, 2001)
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Too Soon, As Always (Georgia Poetry Society, 1999)
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Random Descent (Anhinga Press, 1989)
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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
New York, Miami Beach, Gainesville (Florida), NY
New York
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Last update: May 21, 2019