Gerry LaFemina’s latest books are the poetry collection The Story of Ash (Anhinga, 2018) and a volume of prose poems, Baby Steps for Doomsday Prepping (Madville, 2020). His essays on poets and prosody, Palpable Magic, came out on Stephen F Austin University Press and his textbook, Composing Poetry: A Guide to Writing Poems and Thinking Lyrically was released by Kendall Hunt. A noted literary arts activist who has served on the Board of Directors of the AWP and edited numerous literary journals and anthologies, LaFemina is the former director of the Center for Literary Arts at Frostburg State University, where he is a Professor of English, serves as a Poetry Mentor in the MFA Program at Carlow University and is a current Fulbright Specialist in Writing, Literature, and American Culture.
After the War for Independence and Despite Nostalgia
Those boys in the basement, middle-schoolers, unruly