Jerry Wemple


400 E. 2nd Street Bloomsburg University - English Department
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301
(570) 389-4481

Author's Bio

A Pennsylvania native, Jerry Wemple writes frequently about the people and places of the Susquehanna Valley region. His work includes three poetry collections: You Can See It from Here, selected by Pulitzer Prize-winner Yusef Komunyakaa for the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, The Civil War in Baltimore, and most recently The Artemas Poems. He is co-editor of the anthology Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania. His poetry and creative nonfiction work appear in numerous journals and anthologies, and have been published internationally in Ireland, Chile, Spain, Germany, and Canada. 


Wemple, a Professor of English at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, is the recipient of several awards for writing and teaching including a Fellowship in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Word Journalchapbook prize. He received the Dean’s Salute to Excellence for his teaching and scholarship at Bloomsburg, the Bloomsburg University Institute for Culture and Society award for Outstanding Creative Work, and the Jack and Helen Evans Endowed Faculty Fellowship. 

Publications & Prizes

Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (Penn State University Press, 2005)
The Artemas Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2014)
The Civil War in Baltimore (Word Press, 2005)
You Can See It from Here (Lotus Press, Inc., 2000)
Prizes won: 

The Noami Long Madgett Poetry Award

The Word Journal Chapbook Prize

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship

Jack and Helen Evans Endowed Faculty Fellowship

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Born in: 
Dunmore, PA
Raised in: 
Sunbury, PA
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Last update: Jun 27, 2019