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4th Friday Poetry Night Archive

Gary Fincke at the Green Drake GalleryMarch 27, 2015  Guest Poet - Gary Fincke

Gary Fincke is the Writers Institute Director and Charles Degenstein Professor of English and Creative Writing at Susquehanna University. Winner of the 2003 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the 2003 Ohio State University/The Journal Poetry Prize, and the 2010 Stephen F. Austin Poetry prize for recent collections of stories and poems, he has published twenty-six books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, most recently The Proper Words for Sin (stories), a novel, How Blasphemy Sounds to God, and The History of Permanence (poems).

His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in such periodicals as Harper's, Newsday, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, Ploughshares, American Scholar, and Doubletake, and have been read by Garrison Keillor on NPR.. Twice awarded Pushcart Prizes for his work, recognized by Best American Stories and the O. Henry Prize series, and cited twelve times in the past fourteen years for a "Notable Essay" in Best American Essays, his essay "The Canals of Mars" was reprinted in The Pushcart Essays, an anthology of the best nonfiction printed during the first twenty-five years of the Pushcart Prize volumes.