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.
books include: 23 Below; Shattered Hours: Poems
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
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.