Gregory Wallace

Poet

465 14th Avenue Apt. 6
San Francisco, CA 94118

Author's Bio

Gregory Wallace is a poet and artist living in northern California. He was active in the mail art scene in the 80's and participated in international mail art exhibits and correspondence. Mr. Wallace has organized and participated in numerous dada and surrealist events such as Sky Event for John Lennon and Wild Bill Burroughs' Shooting Gallery.  Recently Mr. Wallace has exhibited his paintings, collages and assemblages in art shows in the San Francisco Bay area. His artwork has been featured on the covers of Black Scat Review and Five 2 One Magazine & his poetry has appeared in Black Scat Review, BlazeVOX, Clockwise Cat, Five 2 One, Danse Macabre & Outsider Poetry. In 2017 he published a book called The Return of the Cyclades which consists of 73 poems and 15 original ink drawings. In 2019 he published a second book called Exile and Kingdom Come: Elysium which is a collection of 128 poems composed between 1983 and 2019 and includes 13 ink drawings.

Publications & Prizes

Journals: , ,
Danse Macabre
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Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Arthur Rimbaud, Robert Desnos, John Ashbery, Aime Cesaire, Clark Coolidge, William Burroughs, Mina Loy, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allen Poe, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Stanislaw Lem, Kathy Acker, Gertrude Stein, E.E. Cummings, Garcia Lorca, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Ovid, Sappho, Basho, Sylvia Plath, Lorine Niedecker, Lewis Carroll, Leonora Carrington & Kurt Cline.
What I'm reading now: 
Pussy, King of the Pirates by Kathy Acker, Robert Desnos, Surrealism, and the Marvelous in Everyday Life by Katharine Conley, The Poet and the Shaman: Radical Language Praxis by Kurt Cline, Undercover Surrealism by Dawn Ades and Simon Baker

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Celtic American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bakersfield, CA
California
Raised in: 
San Diego, CA
California
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Last update: Aug 10, 2019