"GEOFFREY GATZA BlazeVOX [books] 131 Euclid Ave Kenmore, NY 14217 BlazeVOX: http://www.blazevox.org POETRY BOOKS Full-length collections Apollo (BlazeVOX 2014) Secrets of my Prison House (BlazeVOX 2010) Kenmore: Poem Unlimited (Casa Menendez 2009) HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children (Meritage Press 2008) Black Diamond Golden Boy Takes Bull By Horns (BlazeVOX 2007) Not So Fast Robespierre (BlazeVOX 2006) Pamphlets & Chapbooks House of Forgetting (BlazeVOX 2012) Thanksgiving Menu-Poem Series, annual book length poetic tribute for prominent poets 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 (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) ANTHOLOGIES (Poetry) 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” 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) Online: SOL: English Writing in Mexico: “Mexico City’s Waste Mountain Grows,” “La Santa Muerte, the Saint of Death” 2012 Poets for Living Waters: “TEMPUS FIDGET” 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 Print: Yellow Field: “Alpha Zeta” 2013 Great lakes Review: “Buffalo Grain Elevators” 2012 Damn The Caesars: “Widow of the Hound of the Baskervilles” 2010 Source Material 4: from “Sherlockholmesing” 2010 88: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry: “How To Tell If Your Poetry Is Choking” 2003 INTERVIEWS Featured author on Harriet during National Poetry Month, interview with Divya Victor, PROCESS NOTES. Forthcoming April 2014 Late Night Conversation with Douglas Silver, Audio broadcast and podcast, Feb 25, 2014 http://latenightlibrary.org/geoffrey-gatza-blazevox/ 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 Small Presses, Interview with Robert Brewer, Writers Digest, forthcoming 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) Bryant Park Poetry Series, NYC, 2013 Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, 2013 Burchfield Penney Gallery, Buffalo, 2011 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, 2008 - 2014 AWP Readings, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2013 Just Buffalo Small Press Series, 2006 LECTURES/TALKS/CONFERENCE Cooperative Publishing and the Future of the Small Press, AWP Panel, Boston, 2012 LEARN PRINT ON DEMAND, Just Buffalo Literary Center Class, 2008 REVIEWS Apollo, reviewed by Kristina Marie Darling, Bookslut, 2013 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 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 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 The Arts of Occupation, on the AC gallery show, The Nation, 2011 http://www.thenation.com/article/165094/arts-occupation?rel=emailNation BlazeVOX up from the ashes? Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog, 2012 http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2011/09/blazevox-up-from-the-ashes/ 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 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. "