This Saturday, April 5th, John will be reading at the Latter Library in New Orleans, as part of the Poetry Buffet reading series. Joining him will be poets Julie Kane and Grace Bauer, with Gina Ferrara introducing.
The event will take place at 2pm, at the Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Avenue, Uptown New Orleans. John will have copies of his new book available for purchase.
John has numerous events coming up in the latter part of April, including a reading at Octavia Books on the 17th, a UNO Honors class to take place on the UNO campus in Lakeview on the 22nd, and a reading at the Jefferson Parish Library on the 24th. Further details will be released closer to these dates, but make sure you pencil them in your calendar!
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This Sunday at 3:00PM, come and see John read from his newly released collection Have at You Now! The reading will take place as part of the Maple Leaf Bar Poetry Series, the longest running poetry reading event in the South. If you’re in New Orleans, swing by the Maple Leaf at 3:00 on Sunday the 30th of March to hear John, and other poets, read from their work.
Next month, John will be attending a variety of different events in honor of National Poetry Month, including a reading and book signing at Octavia Books in New Orleans on Thursday, April 17th. Look for more information closer to the date, and don’t forget to pick up your copy of Have at You Now! You can also keep track of John’s events and appearances via his Facebook and Twitter.
John will be reading at SUNY New Paltz, New York a week from today, on Wednesday the 12th of March. In addition to the reading, which will take place at 7 P.M. in Humanities 111, John will also be joining Daniel Kempton and H.R. Stoneback in delivering a panel discussion on Imagism, which will take place an hour before the reading (6 P.M.) in the same room.
If you are in the New York area, please do join us at SUNY for the reading and discussion, which are sure to be both lively and interesting.
John’s new book, Have at You Now! has recently been released by CW Books. Of Have at You Now!, Darrell Bourque says “the poems…are acted upon with the same verve and wit and parry and heart as that scene from Hamlet from which the title is taken. These are the poems of a huge imagination and a huge intellect whose observations are at once as capable of being as fully engaged in the philosophical as in the familial. John Gery is a powerful traveler poet who counters experience with thought, form with idea, technique with delivery. Gery is one of the best poets writing today and I go to him repeatedly for guidance and direction. Have at You Now! is nothing short of a master class in how to make poems that matter.”
Have at You Now! is available from both Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. Over the next few months, John will be reading at several events to promote his book, including an upcoming reading in Phileadelphia with poets Lynn Levin and Elaine Terranova. The event will be held on Friday, March 14th 2014, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Cups & Chairs Tea Cafe, 701-03 S. 5th Street, Philadelphia. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.
Check back regularly for updates on John’s other readings and appearances.
On Sunday, December 8th at 3pm, John’s MFA poetry class from the University of New Orleans will read their work at the Maple Leaf Bar, 8216 Oak Street, New Orleans. John’s students will be joined by fellow UNO professor Carolyn Hembree’s students, for a collaborative reading of their poetry. The afternoon will showcase diverse, exciting work from a wide variety of poets, so if you’re in town, please do stop on by! You can find the event on Facebook, here.
On a recent trip to Belgrade, John Gery met with poet, scholar, and long-time friend Richard Berengarten (Richard Burns), to discuss the history and future of Serbia. The two were interviewed by Marina Vulićević, journalist for Belgrade’s leading newspaper, Politika, where both men advocated for the importance of political awareness amongst Serbia’s youth, and the potential for Serbia’s image to change and evolve, on an international scale.
The interview can be read in Serbian on the Politika website, here.