Philosophy

Gerry LaFemina believes poetry is the highest art form; believes everyone should rock out with a guitar at least once--even if they can't play; believes teaching is a calling; believes the New York City subways are beautiful (even if they smell bad); believes in love, bigfoot and other mythic creatures; believes in the power of a good meal, a good night's sleep, good whiskey, and good friends; believes in top-down driving and fast music; believes laughter is a type of prayer....

Bio

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, LaFemina holds an MFA in Poetry from Western Michigan University as well as an MA in Literature with an emphasis on Twentieth-century Literature from WMU. He has taught at Kirtland Community College, West Virginia University, Wheeling Jesuit University and Sarah Lawrence College. The former director of the Frostburg Center for Literary Arts and a former Board Member of the AWP, he is an Associate Professor of English.at Frostburg State Univeristy, and a Poetry Mentor in the Calrow Univeristy low-residency MFA program.