John to Read at the Latter Library this Saturday!

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!Image
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Have at You Now!

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 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.