Poets Gerry LaFemina and George Guida are in the studio to talk about the transition from prose to poetry, the regenerative possibilities of this practice, the elasticity of language, writing television sitcoms and more!
About George Guida
George Guida is the author of seven books, three of which–Pugilistic (WordTech Editions), his third collection of poems; The Sleeping Gulf (Bordighera Press), his fourth collection of poems; and Spectacles of Themselves: Essays in Italian American Literature and Popular Culture (Bordighera Press), his second collection of critical essays–were published in 2015 . His poetry, fiction and essays appear in numerous journals and anthologies. He teaches writing and literature at New York City College of Technology, and co-edits 2 Bridges Review. He is at work on a novel, The Carrying Place. George is also at work on a book about poetry communities around the U. S.
About Gerry LaFemina
Gerry LaFemina is the author of a number of books, including Little Heretic (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2014), Notes for the Novice Ventriloquist (Mayapple Press, 2013), Steampunk (Smalls Books, 2012), and Vanishing Horizon (Anhinga Press, 2011). He is the recipient of the 2003 Anthony Piccione Poetry Prize from Mammoth Books, the 2003 Bordighera Poetry Prize, an Irving Gilmore Emerging Artist Foundation Fellowship, and a Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship. He is the director of the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing at Frostburg State University, where he is an associate professor of English, and teaches in Carlow University’s low-residency MFA program.