George Guida


Office:
» Namm Hall 525 (N-525)


Phone:
» 718.260.5394


E-mail:
» gguida@citytech.cuny.edu


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George Guida, Professor

Professional Bio

Professor Guida has taught writing and literature at City Tech since 1998. He also teaches immigration history and ethnic studies at Stony Brook University, and teaches creative and critical writing workshops elsewhere. In addition to teaching, he serves as Poetry Editor of 2 Bridges Review, as Advisory Editor to Smalls Books, and as President of the American Italian Historical Association. He is founder and co-host of the College Poetry Slam at the Bowery Poetry Club, and a member of PEN American Center, the Academy of American Poets, and the Dramatists' Guild.

Courses Taught:

ENG 1141, ENG 2003, ENG 2000, ENG 1101, ENG 1201

Education:

Ph. D. in American Literature, Doctoral English Program, The City University of New York

M. A. in English, Queens College, The City University of New York

B. A. in English, Columbia College, Columbia University

Academic Interests:

Creative writing, poetry, multicultural American literature, immigration and ethnic studies, humor.

Publications:

The Pope Stories and Other Tales of Troubled Times. New York: Bordighera Press, 2012.

"The Italian American Satan" (reprinted poem), forthcoming in New Hungers for Old:One Hundred Years of Italian-American Poetry. Scottsdale, Arizona: Star Cloud Press, 2011: 115.

“He Dovens” (revised reprinted poem), “Manhattan-Bound F” (revised reprinted poem),“Mass Transit,” “The Poem I Forgot” (poems), forthcoming in Token
Entry:Poems of the NYC Subway. Ed. Gerry LaFemina. New York: Smalls Books,2011.

Heart Murmur, by Michael LaSorsa Steffen and And This is What Happens Next, by Marcus Rome” (book reviews), forthcoming in Voices in Italian Americana 28.2 (Summer 2010).

Foreward to Humorous Happenings While Traveling in Italy. Rochester: Winston Press, 2010.

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Books and Productions

The Pope Stories and Other Tales of Troubled Times. New York: Bordighera Press, 2012.

The Pope Play (play), staged reading by Teatromania and Theaterworks, Brooklyn, New York, 2009.

New York and Other Lovers (poems). New York: Smalls Books, 2008.

Low Italian (poems). New York: Bordighera Press, 2006.

The Peasant and the Pen: Men, Enterprise and the Recovery of Culture in Italian American Narrative. New York: Peter Lang, 2003.

Recent Creative Work

"Malaria" (poem), forthcoming in Italian Americana 31.2 (Summer 2013).

"Assessment" (poem) [Vella Poetry Prize Honorable Mention], forthcoming in Paper Nautilus (2012).

"Life in the New World" (reprinted poem), forthcoming in The Place Where We Dwell: Reading and Writing about New York City. 3rd Ed. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 2012.

"Uncle" (poem), forthcoming in Paper Nautilus (2011).

"Kerning" (poem), forthcoming in Polarity eMagazine www.poembeat.co, 2011.

"He Davens" (revised reprinted poem), "Manhattan-Bound F" (revised reprinted poem), "The Poem I Forgot" (poems), forthcoming in Token Entry: Poems of the NYC Subway. Ed. Gerry LaFemina. New York: Smalls Books, 2011.

"I'm Still Banging Your Sister," and "Misbehavior" (poems), forthcoming in Writing Outside the Lines: An Anthology of Poetry from the Wrong Side of the Tracks. North Sea, New York: Wild Side Press, 2011.

"The Italian American Satan" (reprinted poem), forthcoming in New Hungers for Old: One Hundred Years of Italian-American Poetry. Scottsdale, Arizona: Star Cloud Press, 2011: 115.

"Who Killed Osama Bin Laden?" Poem of the Week, July 11th, 2011, The Toucan Magazine www.thetoucanonline.blogspot.com.

"Italian Sunsets" (personal essay), Humorous Happenings While Traveling in Italy. Rochester: Winston Press, 2011: 29-34.

"Lunch Lady" (poem), The Long Islander. June 2, 2011: A9.

"Fear of Crossing Over" (reprinted poem). Literature and Gender. New York: Prentice Hall, 2010: 264-265.

"Pacino" (poem), "So I Don't Look Italian" (reprinted poem) and "Piccola Italia" (reprinted poem). Italian Passages: Making and Thinking History. New York: Bordighera Press, 2010: 284-289.

"Sul Serio" (poem), Florida English 2010: 13.

"Boom!" (poem), Valley Voices 10.1 (Spring 2010): 130.

"Wife Line" (poem), Brownstone Poets Anthology 2010: 28.

"I Pagliacci" (poem), Italian Americana 28.1 (Winter 2010): 85-86.

"Mathematics" and "Book-Signing" (poems), VIA 20.2 (2009): 69-70.

"Cabin in the Sky," "Song of the Rock Dove," "Untitled," Long Island Sounds 2009: An Anthology of Poetry. North Sea, New York: North Sea Poetry Scene Press, 2009: 165-167.

"Little Falls" (story), J Journal 2.2 (Fall 2009): 94-111.

"Aglio-Olio Alleluia" (prose poem, co-authored with Joanna Clapps Herman and Annie Lanzillotto), Alimentum 8 (Summer 2009): 67-68.

"For the Dog" and "Zombies All Around" (poems), Controlled Burn 25 (Spring 2009): 61-63.

"A Valuable Meeting," "All Along," "Apathy on a Scale of 1 to 10," "He Dovens While I Don't," "Head, Heart, Body," "My Flower," "My Parents' Flamingo," "One Hundred and Ten Percent Cocoa Content," "Smart Pills," "Subway Dark," "The Long Valley," "Vegetable Love," "With Beauty Itself I Have No Quarrel" (poems), Perspectives 30 (2007-2009): 170-188.

"Not the Wind" and "Topsoil in the Old Continental" (poems), Long Island Sounds 2008: An Anthology of Poetry. North Sea, New York: North Sea Poetry Scene Press, 2008: 251-252.

"Piccola Italia" (poem), Avanti Popolo: Italian American Writers Sail Beyond Columbus. San Francisco: Manic D Press, 2008: 123-124.

"Dolphins" (story), Remembrances: Growing Up with Italian Mothers, Grandmothers and Godmothers. Rochester: Winston Publishing, 2008: 101-103.

"Shinto Mama" (reprinted poem), Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana, Carol Bonomo Albright and Joanna Clapps Herman, eds. New York: Fordham UP, 2008: 113-114.

"The New Pope" (story), American Fiction 2.2 (Fall 2008) www.americanfiction.org.

"Rome" (story), J Journal 1.1 (Spring 2008): 94-114. [Pushcart Prize Nominee]

"Goliard, Goosander" (poem), Phoenix 2 (2008): 14.

"How Does That Make You Feel?" (story) and "So I Don't Look Italian" (poem), The Harvard Journal of Italian American History and Culture 1:1 (Fall 2007): 29-35.

"Dong Dai Moon" (poem), Asbestos 1 (Fall 2007): 16.

"The Imperial 'We'" (personal essay), Foods of Affection, http://www.italianamericana.com/foods/home.html, Fall 2007.

"A Limerick and a Sonnet," "A Poem for My Half-Blind Dog," "Death Struggle with the Subway Tavern," "I Don't Want to Live in Manhattan," "Knock Hockey," "What's Fun and What Isn't" (poems), Perspectives 29 (2006-2007): 196-207.

"Brooklyn is Your Classroom" (poem), Transformations 28:1 (Spring/Summer 2007): 74.

"Washboard" (poem), Hurricane Blues: Poems about Katrina and Rita. Cape Girardeau, MO: Southeast Missouri UP, 2006: 124-125.

"An Italian in Nature," "Nazis, Dwarves, and Crones," "Your Cousin Dominick" (poems), The Paterson Literary Review 35 (2006): 178-181.

"The Techniques of Fiction" (poem), Inkwell 19 (Spring 2006): 62-63.

"A Poem for My Uncle Pete," "Fffffhhh…mmmm," "The Women of Academe" (poems), Perspectives 28 (2005-2006): 272-277, 281.

"The Outcome" (poem), Barrow Street (Winter 2005): 52-53.

Recent Critical Work

Introduction to Writing Outside the Lines: An Anthology of Poetry from the Wrong Side of the Tracks (forthcoming). Patchogue: Wyld Syde Press, 2011.

Foreward to Humorous Happenings While Traveling in Italy(forthcoming). Rochester: Winston Press, 2010: xiii-iv.

"Only the Zen Know Brooklyn: The Poet/Parent Wisdom of Diane di Prima," The Paterson Literary Review 39 (2011): 58-67.

"Heart Murmur, by Michael LaSorsa Steffen and And This is What Happens Next, by Marcus Rome" (book reviews), VIA 21.2 (Winter 2010): 90-92.

"American Gothic, Take 2, by Maria Terrone" (book review), Rain Taxi, Online Edition 15 (Spring 2010).

"Prospero's Muccs: The Meaning of Martin Scorsese's Italian American Dialect," Italian Americana 28.1 (Winter 2010): 5-17.

"Books and Rough Business, by Tullio Pironti" (book review), Italian Americana 28.2 (Winter 2010): 107-110.

"The Writer Hole" (blog), a series of short prose essays and poems about balancing writing and parenthood, , 2008-Present.

"Ink in the Streets: Dana Gioia, the New Poetry Wars, and Italian American Poetry" (review essay), Italian Americana 25.2 (Summer 2007): 222-227.

"Anthony Valerio's The Little Sailor: Quintessence of an Oeuvre" (review essay), VIA 17.2 (2006): 138-140.

"Lies to Live By" (book review), The Paterson Literary Review 35 (2006): 294-297.

"Las Vegas Jubilee: Louis Prima's 1950s Stage Show as Multicultural Pageant," The Journal of Popular Culture 38.4 (May 2005): 678-697.

"Rita Ciresi," "John Fante," "Fred L. Gardaphè," "Maria Mazziotti Gillan," "Daniela Gioseffi," "Frank O'Hara," "Gay Talese," "Anthony Valerio," "Robert Viscusi" (profiles), The Encyclopedia of Ethnic American Literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005: 460-461, 695-696, 795-796, 824-825, 831-832, 1660- 1661, 2129-2131, 2203-2205, 2225-2226.

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