Gerry LaFemina

Gerry LaFemina is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and criticism, and in 2022 he will release two books—his first book of creative nonfiction, The Pursuit: A Meditation on Happiness and Pop & Hiss: Selected Punk Poems 1990-2020. He’s a professor of English at Frostburg State University, a mentor in Carlow University’s MFA in creative writing, and the singer and principal song writer of The Downstrokes.


  • Up Early, I Turn off the Television News

    High tide of sun curling & breaking onto the hardwood
  • After the War for Independence and Despite Nostalgia

    Those boys in the basement, middle-schoolers, unruly
  • Undomesticated

    The large goose does what it always will,