Gerry LaFemina

February 27, 2004

Gerry LaFemina

Gerry LaFemina is the author of several chapbooks, four full length collections of poetry, a collection of prose poems, numerous published stories, essays and poems, and is a co-translator, along with Sinan Toprak, of VOICE LOCK PUPPET, poems by contemporary Turkish poet Ali Yuce.

Gerry LaFemina’s books include: 23 Below; Shattered Hours: Poems 1988-94; Zarathustra in Love; and Graffiti Heart, which received the 2001 Anthony Piccione Prize in Poetry from MAMMOTH Books. His collection, The Parakeets of Brooklyn, received the 2003 Bordighera Prize in Poetry.


A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, LaFemina holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from Western Michigan University, as well as an M.A. in Literature with an emphasis on Twentieth-century Literature from WMU. He has taught at Nazareth College, Kirtland Community College, West Virginia University, Wheeling Jesuit University and Sarah Lawrence College. The Distinguished Poet-in-Residence at Frostburg State Univeristy in Maryland, he now directs that school's Frostburg Center for Creative Writing.

To view Special Collections' holdings of LaFemina's work, please click here.

To hear LaFemina read from his own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.

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