Gerry LaFemina is the author of eleven books of poems, prose poems, and fiction, including 2011’s Vanishing Horizon (poems) and this year’s Notes for the Novice Ventriloquist (prose poems). Clamor, a novel, is forthcoming. His book Graffiti Heart received the Anthony Piccione Prize in Poetry; The Parakeets of Brooklyn received the Bordighera Prize in Poetry and was translated into Italian. A noted editor, teacher and literary arts advocate, he directs the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing at Frostburg State University where he’s an Associate Professor of English. For more on his work, please visit his website.