Geoffrey Gatza artist CV

GEOFFREY GATZA
 
BlazeVOX [books]
131 Euclid Ave
Kenmore, NY 14217
 
BlazeVOX: http://www.blazevox.org
Last Updated Jan 21, 2015
 
 
POETRY BOOKS
 
Full-length collections
 
Apollo (BlazeVOX 2014)
Secrets of my Prison House (BlazeVOX 2010)
HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children (Meritage Press 2009)
Kenmore: Poem Unlimited (Casa Menendez 2008)
Black Diamond Golden Boy Takes Bull By Horns (BlazeVOX 2007)
Not So Fast Robespierre (BlazeVOX 2006)
 
Pamphlets & Chapbooks
 
Edwin and the Nightingale: Illustrated Stories (Delete Press 2016)
Dancing in the Blue Sky: Stories (Delete Press 2015)
House of Forgetting (BlazeVOX 2012)
Thanksgiving Menu-Poem Series, annual book length poetic tribute for prominent poets
            The BlazeVOX Reader - 2014
            Declined - 2013
            Bill Berkson 2012
            Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop and 50 years of Burning Deck Press 2011
            David Shapiro 2010
            C. D. Wright 2009
            Anne Waldman 2008
            Ron Silliman 2007
            John Ashbery 2006
            Robert Creeley 2005
            Kent Johnson 2004
            Forrest Gander 2003
            Charles Bernstein 2002
The Tiger and the Butterfly (Fables 2011)
Fantasia Lights, Poem Object, 2008
I wear a figleaf over my penis (BlazeVOX 2005)
Life Goes On, Digital Poetry, 2001 
 
 
COLLABORATIONS
 
E: Electron, with Deena Larson, e-poetry, 2002
 
 
 
EDITOR
 
BlazeVOX [books]: Editor and Publisher of 353 books (2005 -   )
Guest editor: The Del Sol Review (Web Del Sol) Fall 2009, #16

BlazeVOX: an online literary journal (2000 -   )
Ascent Literary Journal (1998 - 2000)
The Step, Daemen College Newspaper (1998 – 1999)
 
 
CURATOR / COORDINATOR
 
Little Night, Reading Series (2013 -    )
Art All Over The Place, Poetry Reading series, Brighton Place, asst. curator (2013 -   )
BlazeVOX iPad Poetry Reading (2013 -    )
Big Night, Just Buffalo Literary Center, (2008 – 2013)
 
 
PLAYWRITING
 
Duchamp Draws Rrose Sélavy, from Apollo
   Eastern State Penitentiary Play and Installation with Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac 2015
 
Duchamp Draws Rrose Sélavy, from Apollo
   Boog Poets Theater Night, Sidewalk Theater in the East Village Aug 2014
 
 
ANTHOLOGIES (Poetry)
 
Literature of Our Climes ed. Caitlin Alvarez and Kass Fleisher (Steerage Press anthology, 2015) “Earth Revolves Itself Once Again, Resplendence, OK, I'm better now, Watching last year’s pumpkin transcend determinism, Mine is the Sunlight”
 
Joe Poems: the Continuing Saga of Joe the Poet, ed. John Roche (FootHills books, 2014) “Ten Synonyms for the Word Peace”
 
A Celebration of WNY Poets, ed. Patricia Tansey, (White Buffalo Publications, 2014) “Thirteen Hundred Hours, Fourteen Hundred Hours, Fifteen Hundred Hours”
 
Fuck Poems, An Exceptional Anthology., ed. Vincent A. Cellucci (Lavender Ink, 2012) “Go Fuck Yourself Up A Pole” 
 
3,785 Page Pirated Poetry Anthology By Kenneth Goldsmith (Goldsmith Publication, 2008)
 
PP/FF An Anthology., ed. Peter Conners (Starcherone Books, 2006) “Tomato London”
 
50/50 Words and Images., ed. Grace Cavalieri and April Carter Grant (Menedez Press, 2005) “20 Things I Need To Tell You”
 
 
TV, FILM, VIDEO
 
Production film of Day by Kent Johnson. Geoffrey Gatza constructs Day by Kent Johnson from Day by Kenny Goldsmith by cutting, pasting and reinking the physical book. Set to Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. 2010
 
E. Allan Po Reading: Anagrammatic Incantation by "Conceptual Poetry" Poem written and Voiced by Kent Johnson; Directed & Performance by Geoffrey Gatza. 2013
 
 
PERIODICALS (Poetry)
 
Print:
 
FENCE “Henry Darger Dreams of Emily Dickenson” 2016
Poets and Artists “America Cannot Be Seen From Here”2014
The Pickled Body; Amuse Bouche: UK “I Think I Ate Something That Was Still In Love” 2014
     —Pushcart nomination
Ecolinguistics: “Dreaming” 2014
Yellow Field: “Alpha Zeta” 2013
Great lakes Review: “Buffalo Grain Elevators” 2012
Damn The Caesars: “Widow of the Hound of the Baskervilles” 2010 
     —Pushcart nomination
Source Material 4: from “Sherlockholmesing” 2010
88: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry: “How To Tell If Your Poetry Is Choking” 2003
 
Online:
 
Tarpaulin Sky “I hate Capitalism” 2015
Truck The onyx days of black winter nights Earth Revolves Itself Once Again, Watching last  
   year’s pumpkin transcend determinism” 2015
SOL: English Writing in Mexico: “Mexico City’s Waste Mountain Grows,” “La Santa Muerte, the Saint of Death” 2012 —Pushcart nomination
Poets for Living Waters: “TEMPUS FIDGET” 2013—Pushcart nomination
Mayday #2: from “Sherlockholmesing” 2010
RECONFIGURATIONS: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry from “Sherlockholmesing” 2010
Wild Honey Press, Modern Translation of Alastor by Shelley 2003
Vert, Seinfeld ON LANGUAGE POETRY, 2002
 
 
INTERVIEWS
 
 
Poetry Foundation Featured author for National Poetry Month, interview with Divya Victor, TURNING TABLES: On Geoffrey Gatza’s Apollo April 2014
 
The Art of Conceptual Poetry, with Loren Klienman, Huffington Post, 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/loren-kleinman/the-art-of-conceptual-poe_b_4720102.html
 
with Late Night Library http://latenightlibrary.org/tag/geoffrey-gatza/ Feb 2014
 
Small Presses, Interview with Robert Brewer, Writers Digest, 2013
 
Meet the Press, with Nin Andrews, Best American Poetry, 2012
http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2012/06/meet-the-press-nin-andrews-in-conversation-with-geoffrey-gatza-of-blazevox.html
 
Small Press/Magazine Interview Questions, DePaul University, 2012
 
POETIC LITERACY IN A DIGITAL AGE, Dissertation interview, Julie Platt, 2012
 
with Kaplan Harris, Lemon Hound, 2011
http://lemonhound.blogspot.com/2010/02/big-night-menu-interview-with-geoffrey.html
 
With Jeff Harrison, on KENMORE: Poem Unlimited, Experimental Poetry, 2010
http://experimentalfictionpoetry.blogspot.com/2010/03/geoffry-gatza-on-his-book-kenmore.html  
 
Book Publishing 101: Inside Information to Getting Your First Book or Novel Published. Atlantic Publishing, 2012
 
People Talk, Buffalo News, 2010
http://www.buffalonews.com/2010/03/26/1000027/peopletalk-a-conversation-with.html
 
Buffalo News: A conversation with poet Geoffrey Gatza, 2009
http://www.buffalonews.com/incoming/article40690.ece
 
 
with Judy Darley, EssentialWriters.com, 2008
http://ww43.essentialwriters.com/blazevox-books-interview-10116.htm
 
With Didi Menendez, MiPOesias Magazine, 2007
http://menoftheweb.blogspot.com/2007/10/geoffrey-gatza.html
 
 
READINGS (featured readings only)
 
Brighton Place, 2014
Daemen College, 2014
Bryant Park Poetry Series, NYC, 2013
Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, 2013, 2010
UB Poetry and Rare Books Library, 2012
Daemen College, 2011
100,000 Poets for Change, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Burchfield Penney Gallery, Buffalo, 2011, 2014
Big Night, Buffalo, 2011
Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, 2008 - 2014
Rust Belt Books, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013
Albright Knox, 2005
Just Buffalo Small Press Series, 2006 
AWP Readings, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2013
 
 
LECTURES/TALKS/CONFERENCE
 
Cooperative Publishing and the Future of the Small Press, AWP Panel, Boston, 2012
 
Small Press Publishing in NYS, Panelist, LitTAP Confernece, Poet’s House, NYC 2010
 
LEARN PRINT ON DEMAND, Just Buffalo Literary Center Class, 2008
 
 
REVIEWS
 
13th Annual Thanksgiving Menu-Poem 2014, The Public November 2014
http://www.dailypublic.com/articles/11262014/13th-annual-thanksgiving-menu-poem
 
Apollo, reviewed by Kristina Marie Darling, Bookslut, 2014 
http://www.bookslut.com/poetry/2013_09_020317.php
 
House of Forgetting, Transitionary framings, a case., reviewed by Michael Gessner, Jacket2, 2013  https://jacket2.org/reviews/transitionary-framings-case
 
HOUSECAT KUNG FU, reviewed by Thomas Fink, Galatea Resurrection, 2009
http://galatearesurrection13.blogspot.com/2009/12/housecat-kung-fu-by-geoffrey-gatza.html
 
Black Diamond Golden Boy Takes Bull By Horns, reviewed by Richard Owens, Jacket, 2007
http://jacketmagazine.com/34/owens-gatza.shtml
 
I Wear a Figleaf Over My Penis Artvoice, 2006
http://artvoice.com/issues/v5n32/i_wear_a_figleaf_over_my_penis
 
 
ARTICLES
 
Vampires & Strippers BY DAVID TRINIDAD Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog, 2014
 
Geoffrey Gatza’s Duchampian Apollo, Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog, 2014
 
‘from the mind of Kent Johnson’: Teaser for E. Allan Po. Reading: Anagrammatic Incantation by ‘Conceptual Poetry’, Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog, 2013
 
Freaky Halloween Special from BlazeVOX and Kent Johnson! Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog, 2013
 
The Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry, Huffington Post, 2013
http://huff.to/1eHIK79
 
The 2013 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair Recap, by Kaplan Harris Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog, 2013
 
Experimental Poetries in the 21st Century — A Foray by Larissa Shmailo, Drunken Boat, 2013  http://www.drunkenboat.com/?p=2715
 
Big Night, Big Dinner: How Chef Gatza Feeds a Poetry Reading Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog, 2012 
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2012/10/big-night-big-dinner-how-chef-gatza-feeds-a-poetry-reading/
 
Chef Geoffrey Gatza feeds a crowd at Just Buffalo Literary Center’s Big Night, by Food Critic Andrew Galarneau, Buffalo News, 2012
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121024/LIFE01/121029646/1057
 
Literary Boroughs #8: Buffalo, New York, Ploughshares Literary Magazine, 2012 
http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/literary-boroughs-8-buffalo-new-york/
 
National Poetry Month Feature: Geoffrey Gatza of BlazeVOX [books] Talks About the NEA Ban on His Small Press, with Anis Shrivani Huffington Post, 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anis-shivani/blazevox-nea-ban_b_1374042.html
 
BlazeVOX vs. the NEA, or: Ezra Pound's Shilling, Robert Archambeau, Samizdat, 2012
http://www.samizdatblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/blazevox-vs-nea-or-ezra-pounds-shilling.html
 
BlazeVOX presents a reading by Four Women Poets, Gusto, The Buffalo News, 2012
http://blogs.buffalonews.com/gusto/2012/05/blazevox-books-presents-a-reading-by-four-women-poets-.html
 
Kelleher's not-so 'Aimless Reading' made for many Big Nights, Gusto, Buffalo News, 2012
http://blogs.buffalonews.com/gusto/2012/03/kellehers-not-so-aimless-reading-made-for-many-big-nights.html
 
The Nickel City packs a literary punch: Small presses hold court in western New York
BY BRIAN MIHOK, New York Daily News, 2012
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/pageviews/2012/03/the-nickel-city-packs-a-literary-punch-small-presses-hold-court-in-western-new-yor
 
Support for BlazeVOX in Wake of NEA Ban, Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog, 2012 
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2012/03/support-for-blazevox-in-wake-of-nea-ban/
 
NEA Calls Out BlazeVOX Authors, Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog, 2012 
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2012/03/nea-calls-out-bl 
 
NEA Ban Unfair to BlazeVOX, by Colin Dabkowski, Buffalo News, 2012
http://www.buffalonews.com/entertainment/columns/colin-dabkowski/article769272.ece
 
NEA slams BlazeVOX authors, HTMLGIANT, 2012
http://htmlgiant.com/behind-the-scenes/nea-slams-blazevox-authors 
 
Poet Michael Basinski performs at Big Night, Artvoice, 2012
http://artvoice.com/issues/v11n8/in_the_margins
 
Predictions and apocalyptic visions for 2012, Artvoice, 2012
http://artvoice.com/issues/v10n51/cover_story
 
BlazeVOX up from the ashes? Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog, 2011 
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2011/09/blazevox-up-from-the-ashes/
 
The Death (and Resurrection) Of BlazeVOX The Rumpus.net, 2011
http://therumpus.net/2011/09/the-death-and-resurrection-of-blazevox/
 
The Arts of Occupation, on the AC gallery show, The Nation, 2011
http://www.thenation.com/article/165094/arts-occupation?rel=emailNation
 
 
On Blazevox' Publishing Model, Or Fuck You You Fucking Fucks! By Michael Kelleher,
Pearl Blossom Highway, 2011
http://pearlblossomhighway.blogspot.com/2011/09/on-blazevox-publishing-model-or-fuck.html
 
Controversy swirls around local press over funding model by Colin Dabkowski, Buffalo News, 2011
http://www.buffalonews.com/business/article563933.ece
 
 
‘Big Night’ for Combat Paper Project, Buffalo News, 2011
http://www.buffalonews.com/city/article328264.ece
 
In the Conceptual Vacuum: On Kenneth Goldsmith's/ Kent Johnson's Day, William Friend, Jacket, 2010 
http://jacketmagazine.com/40/freind-johnson-day.shtml  
 
Scenes, American Book Review, January/February 2010 
http://americanbookreview.org/currentIssue.asp
 
‘Big Night’ in Buffalo enriches cultural scene, Buffalo News: 2010
http://www.buffalonews.com/entertainment/article46762.ece
 
If U cn rd ths thn u r 'with it', by Ed Adamczyk, Tonawanda News, 2010
http://tonawanda-news.com/columns/x480665543/ADAMCZYK-If-U-cn-rd-ths-thn-u-r-with-it
 
We Are What We Read by Jonathan Welch, Artvoice 2010
http://artvoice.com/issues/v8n51/what_we_read
 
2009: A Watershed Year in the History of Publishing, The Buffalo News, 2009
http://blogs.buffalonews.com/artsbeat/2009/12/2009-a-watershed-year-in-the-history-of-publishing-.html
 
Small Press Points, Poets & Writers, November/December 2009 http://www.pw.org/content/small_press_points_34
 
Stoning the Devil; on BlazeVOX [books], 2009
http://adamfieled.blogspot.com/2009/12/blazevox.html
 
Kenmore Native Is A Poet And Entrepreneur, Tonawanda News, 2008
http://www.tonawanda-news.com/local/local_story_055003823.html
 
The Return of the Native Son, Tonawanda News, 2008
http://www.tonawanda-news.com/opinion/local_story_074003355.html?keyword=topstory
 
BlazeVOX books as leader in POD Publishing, Reconfigurations, Fall 2007
http://reconfigurations.blogspot.com/2007/11/jlyn-chapman-blazevox-and-publishing.html
 
Buffalo Poet Has Many Things Cooking, Artvoice, 2007
http://artvoice.com/issues/v6n13/geoffrey_gatza
 
 
COLLECTIONS
 
The Poetry Collection University at Buffalo
 
 
EXHIBITIONS
 
OCCUPY THE WALLS: A Poster Show, AC Gallery (NYC) 2011
occupy wall street N15 For Ernst Jandl - Minimal Poems with photography from the fall of Liberty Square.
 
LANGUAGE TO COVER A WALL: Visual Poetry through its changing media, UB ART GALLERY (Buffalo, NY) 2011/12. The Language of Birds by Geoffrey Gatza, 2007
 
AN EXQUISITE CORPUS: Vectors Of Visual Poetry, Burchfield Penney Art Center, (Buffalo, NY) 2012. The Language of Birds by Geoffrey Gatza, 2007
 
YOU: A POEM OF POTENTIAL by Geoffrey Gatza: concrete poetry installation and online exhibit, Daemen College, 2001
 
 
PRIZES, MEMBERSHIPS AND HONOR
 
Huffington Post: The Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry (2013)
Fund for Poetry Award 2013
Boomerang Award 2008
Fund for Poetry Award 2008
John T. Masterson Award (2000)
 
 
EDUCATION
 
B.S. Daemen College [Accountancy Major, Literature Minor] 2002
A.O.S. Culinary Institute of America (1993)
Kenmore West Sr. High (1983 – 1987)
 
 
MILITARY SERVICE
 
Honorably discharged from active duty in the USMC from 1987 – 1991
 
 
PERSONAL
 
Date of Birth: June 19, 1969
 
Geoffrey Gatza is an award winning editor, publisher and poet. He was named by the Huffington Post as one of The Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry (2013). He is the author many books of poetry, including Apollo (BlazeVOX 2014), Secrets of my Prison House (BlazeVOX 2010) Kenmore: Poem Unlimited (Casa Menendez 2009) and HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children (Meritage Press 2008), He is also the author of the yearly Thanksgiving Menu-Poem Series, a book length poetic tribute for prominent poets, now in it's tenth year. His visual art poems have been displayed in gallery showing. OCCUPY THE WALLS: A Poster Show, AC Gallery (NYC) 2011 occupy wall street N15 For Ernst Jandl - Minimal Poems with photography from the fall of Liberty Square. And in, LANGUAGE TO COVER A WALL: Visual Poetry through its changing media, UB ART GALLERY (Buffalo, NY) 2011/12 Language for the Birds. Geoffrey Gatza is the editor and Publisher of the small press BlazeVOX. The fundamental mission of BlazeVOX is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large. He lives in Kenmore, NY with his girlfriend and two beloved cats.
 
 
BlazeVOX [books] Mission Statement
 
BlazeVOX [books] presents innovative fictions and wide ranging fields of contemporary poetry. Our books push at the frontiers of what is possible with our innovative poetry, fiction and select non-fiction and literary criticism. Our fundamental mission is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large.
 
We seek to publish the innovative works of the greatest minds writing poetry today, from the most respected senior poets to extraordinarily promising young writers. We select for publication only the highest quality of writing on all levels regardless of commercial viability. Our outlets of publication strive to enrich cultural and intellectual life, and foster regional pride and accomplishments.
 
BlazeVOX [books] consciously acquires a collection of titles providing focus, continuity, and a basis for the development of future publications. Through the publication of works of significance, BlazeVOX [books] is committed to the dissemination of knowledge.
 
 

Brief Biographical Note

Geoffrey Gatza is an award winning editor, publisher and poet. He was named by theHuffington Post as one of the The Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry (2013). He is the author many books of poetry, including Apollo (BlazeVOX 2014), Secrets of my Prison House (BlazeVOX 2010) Kenmore: Poem Unlimited (Casa Menendez 2009) and HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children (Meritage Press 2008), He is also the author of the yearly Thanksgiving Menu-Poem Series, a book length poetic tribute for prominent poets, now in it's tenth year. His visual art poems have been displayed in gallery showing. OCCUPY THE WALLS: A Poster Show, AC Gallery (NYC) 2011 occupy wall street N15 For Ernst Jandl - Minimal Poems with photography from the fall of Liberty Square. And in, LANGUAGE TO COVER A WALL: Visual Poetry through its changing media, UB ART GALLERY (Buffalo, NY) 2011/12 Language for the Birds. Geoffrey Gatza is the editor and Publisher of the small press BlazeVOX. The fundamental mission of BlazeVOX is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large. He lives in Kenmore, NY with his girlfriend and two beloved cats.

 
 
 
BlazeVOX [books] Mission Statement
 
BlazeVOX [books] presents innovative fictions and wide ranging fields of contemporary poetry. Our books push at the frontiers of what is possible with our innovative poetry, fiction and select non-fiction and literary criticism. Our fundamental mission is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large.
 
We seek to publish the innovative works of the greatest minds writing poetry today, from the most respected senior poets to extraordinarily promising young writers. We select for publication only the highest quality of writing on all levels regardless of commercial viability. Our outlets of publication strive to enrich cultural and intellectual life, and foster regional pride and accomplishments.
 
BlazeVOX [books] consciously acquires a collection of titles providing focus, continuity, and a basis for the development of future publications. Through the publication of works of significance, BlazeVOX [books] is committed to the dissemination of knowledge.