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.