Gerald Locklin

Gerald Locklin

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Gerald Locklin, b. 1941, is the author of over 155 books, chapbooks, and broadsides of poetry, fiction, and criticism, with over 3,000 poems, stories, articles, reviews, and interviews published in periodicals. Three volumes of his work are available in translation in West Germany. In the introduction to one of them, Charles Bukowski calls Gerald Locklin “one of the great undiscovered talents of our time.” From 1965 through 2007, Locklin was a Professor of creative writing, 20th-Century Literature and Literary Theory in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach. Although now Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach as an occasional part-time lecturer. His writings are archived by the Special Collections of the CSULB library.  Early works of Locklin may be found in Michael Basinski’s: Gerald Locklin: A Critical Introduction (Blaze VOX, 2010). Forthcoming publications include three novellas from Spout Press (appearing simultaneously under separate covers); a fiction e-book, The Sun Also Rises in the Desert, from Mendicant Bookworks; Three Jazz Poems in the Silver Birch Anthology; a prose collection, Candy Bars: Le Dernier des Damnes from 13 E-Note Press, Paris; a story, “Armand,” in Over the Transom; The Coagula Art Poems, Vol. II; and many more new poems and poetry readings.  The author may be contacted at gerlocklin@gmail.com.

From A Male Perspective
Deep  Meanings – Selected Poems 2008-2013

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