Originally from Lititz, Pennsylvania, John Gery’s collections of poetry include Charlemagne: A Song of Gestures (1983), American Ghost: Selected Poems (1999), Davenport’s Version (2003), A Gallery of Ghosts (2008), Lure (2011), and Have at You Now! (2014), as well as several chapbooks. His work has appeared in journals worldwide and been translated into eight languages. He has also published criticism on a wide range of poets, including inhis critical book, Nuclear Annihilation and Contemporary American Poetry: Ways of Nothingness (1996). Other books include (with Vahe Baladouni) the biography, Hmayeak Shems: A Poet of Pure Spirit (2010), and (with Rosella Mamoli Zorzi and others) the guidebook, In Venice and the Veneto with Ezra Pound (2007). Among his awards are NEA and Fulbright fellowships and visiting positions at University of Iowa, Bucknell, University of Minnesota, Belgrade University, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Centro Studi Americani (Rome), Beijing Institute of Technology, and University of Salamanca. A research professor of English at the University of New Orleans, he directs the Ezra Pound Center for Literature, Brunnenburg, Italy, and is Series Editor for the EPCL Book Series at Clemson University Press. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, poet Biljana Obradović, and their son Petar.