Gerardo Mena

Poet

Columbia, MO 65202

Author's Bio

Gerardo Mena is a decorated Iraqi Freedom veteran. He spent six years in Special Operations with the Reconnaissance Marines and was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal with a V for Valor for multiple acts of heroism while under enemy fire.

He is also a singer/songwriter and enjoys composing music and creating videos to accompany his poems.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies: ,
Love Poem Anthology (Jacar Press, 2012)
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Best New Poets 2011 (Meridian, 2011)
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The Medulla Review Volume 2 (Medulla Publishing, 2011)
Book:
The Shape of Our Faces No Longer Matters (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2014)
Journals: ,
Barely South Review
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Burner
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Cider Press Review
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Louisiana Review
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Nashville Review
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New Mexico Poetry Review
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O Sweet Flowery Roses
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Penumbra
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protestpoems.org
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Spillway Magazine
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The Medulla Review
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The New York Times
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Winning Writers
Prizes won: 

2010 War Poetry Contest sponsored by Winningwriters

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Hispanic
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Newport Beach
Raised in: 
Kansas City, MO
Missouri
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Last update: Jun 19, 2014