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Gerry LaFemina




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Gerry LaFemina

Associate Professor, Director Frostburg Center for Creative Writing

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College
M.A., Western Michigan University
M.F.A., Western Michigan University

Creative Writing (poetry and fiction), Modern and Contemporary Literature, Creative Writing Pedagogy

301-B Dunkle Hall











Gerry LaFemina's five full-length collections of poetry include The Parakeets of Brooklyn, which received the 2003 Bordighera Prize and was published in a bilingual edition of English and Italian and he’s also the author of two collections of prose poems. His collection of short stories, Proofreading America, came out in 2009, and The Vanishing Horizon, a collection of poems, came out in 2010. A noted writer, editor and teacher, LaFemina was nominated for the Michigan Governor's Arts Educator of the Year award in 2000, served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), has been awarded numerous awards for his work, including a Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs grant and an Pushcart Prize.