John Gery


Dept of English University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 701482315

Author's Bio

John Gery has published seven books of poetry and poems in over 70 journals. He has been translated into seven languages. As a critic, editor and collaborative translator, he has a critical book on nuclearism and American poetry, a co-authored guidebook to Ezra Pound’s Venice, and a co-authored biography of Armenian poet Hmayeak Shems. He has collaborated on translations from Serbian, Italian, Armenian, Chinese, and French. Gery has received an NEA Fellowship, a Fulbright, a Research Fellowship from University of Minnesota, and several Louisiana Arts grants. He has lectured in Rome, Venice, Belgrade, Beijing, and Salamanca, and throughout the US. A Research Professor at University of New Orleans, he directs the Ezra Pound Center for Literature, Brunnenburg, Italy. He is also Secretary of the Ezra Pound International Conference and Series Editor of the EPCL Book Series at Clemson University Press.

Publications & Prizes

Southern Poetry Anthology: Louisiana (Texas Review Press, 2018)
Maple Leaf Rag V (Portals Press, 2014)
The Poets of the Sala Capizucchi (University of New Orleans Press, 2013)
The Third Shore: Chinese & English-Language Poets in Mutual Translation. (Shearsman Books, 2013)
Improbable Worlds: An Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets (Mutabilis Press, 2011)
Another Kind of Nation: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Talisman House Publications, 2007)
Poets against the War (Nation Books, 2003)
Have at You Now! (WordTech Editions, 2018)
Davenport's Version (Portals Press, 2003)
American Ghost (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1999)
The Enemies of Leisure (Story Line Press, 1995)
The Burning of New Orleans (Amelia Press, 1988)
Three Poems (Lestat Press, 1989)
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Xavier Review
Prizes won: 

NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, 1992-93
Best Book of 1995 (Poetry), Publishers Weekly
European Award of Circle Franz Kafka, Prague, 2000
Artist Fellowship, Louisiana Division of the Arts, 2002
Poet in Residence, Bucknell University, June 2001, July 2003,
July 2006
Visiting Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota, 2006
Fulbright Fellowship (Serbia), 2007
LA Division of the Arts Grant, 2011
Creative Endeavor Opportunity Grants, University of New Orleans, 2013/2016
Nomination, Pushcart Prize, 2015

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Lititz, PA
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Last update: Aug 02, 2018