Gail Wronsky

Professor: B.A., University of Virginia; M.F.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Utah.

Gail, who teaches poetry, poetry writing, and women’s literature, is the author of So Quick Bright Things (What Books Press, with Spanish translations by Alicia Partnoy); Blue Shadow Behind Everything Dazzling:  Poems from India; and coauthor with Molly Bendall of Bling & Fringe:  The L.A. Poems.  Her books also include Poems for Infidels (Red Hen Press); Dying for Beauty (Copper Canyon), a finalist for the Western Arts Federation Poetry Award; The Love-talkers (Hollyridge Press); Again the Gemini are in the Orchard (New Poets Series); and Dogland (Alderman Press, University of Virginia). Her translation of Alicia Partnoy’s poems Volando Bajito, was published in 2005. 

Gail’s poems and essays have appeared in many journals, including Volt, Pool, Runes, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Antioch Review, Boston Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Santa Monica Review, Laurel Review, Crazyhorse, Burnside Review, Lafovea, and Pistola. Her work has also appeared in anthologies, including Poets Against War (Nation Books), The Poet’s Child (Copper Canyon), A Chorus for Peace (University of Iowa Press) and Grand Passion: The Poetry of Los Angeles and Beyond.

She has an MFA from the University of Virginia, a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, and is Director of Creative Writing and Syntext (Synthesizing Textualities). She lives in Topanga Canyon.

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