Gary Gildner

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

37899 S. Cypress Court
Tucson, AZ 85739
Phone: 
520.355.4436

Author's Bio

Gary Gildner attended Michigan State University (B.A., M.A.). He has been writer-in-residence at Reed College, Davidson College, Randolph College, Seattle Univ, and Michigan State Univ. He has been a Senior Fulbright Lecturer to Poland and to Czechoslovakia. He has given readings at the Library of Congress, Manhattan Theatre Club, Academy of American Poets, YMHA Poetry Center (NYC), and at some 300 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. He and his wife Michele, a retired attorney, live in the foothills of Arizona's Santa Catalina Mountains.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Books:
The Warsaw Sparks (Second Edition) (University of Nebraska Press, 2008)
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My Grandfather's Book: Generations of an American Family (Michigan State University Press, 2002)

Fiction

Books:
The Capital of Kansas City (BkMk Press-UMKC, 2016)
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Somewhere Geese Are Flying (Michigan State University Press, 2004)
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A Week in South Dakota (Algonquin Books, 1987)
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The Second Bridge (Algonquin Books, 1987)
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The Crush (Ecco Press, 1983)
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Grand Street
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Kenyon Review
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Paris Review
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Poetry

Books:
Cleaning A Rainbow (BkMk Press-UMKC, 2007)
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The Birthday Party (Limberlost Press, 2000)
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Bunker in the Parsley Fields (University of Iowa Press, 1997)
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The Swing (Limberlost Press, 1996)
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Clackamas (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1991)
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The Warsaw Sparks (University of Iowa Press, 1990)
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Blue Like the Heavens (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1984)
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Jabon (Breitenbush Books, 1981)
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Letters From Vicksburge (Unicorn Press, 1977)
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Digging For Indians (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1971)
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First Practice (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1969)
Prizes won: 

National Magazine Award for Fiction, Pushcart Prizes in Fiction and Nonfiction, two NEA Fellowships, the Robert Frost Fellowship, the William Carlos Williams and Theodore Roethke Poetry Prizes, the Iowa Poetry Prize, ForeWord Book of the Year.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Born in: 
West Branch
Raised in: 
Flint, MI
Michigan
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Last update: Aug 07, 2019