George Guida


Office:
» Namm Hall 525 (N-525)


Phone:
» 718.260.5394


E-mail:
» gguida@citytech.cuny.edu


Link:
» Personal Site


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George Guida, Professor

George Guida has been teaching courses in literature and writing since 1989. He regularly teaches courses in composition, creative writing, poetry, and American humor. In addition to teaching, Professor Guida writes poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. He is the author of eight books and many other publications. He also serves City Tech and the national community of writers, as Poetry Editor of 2 Bridges Review. In the past he directed City Tech’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program and presided over the Italian American Studies Association.

Degrees:

PhD, English—CUNY Doctoral English Program, The CUNY Graduate School
MA, English, Queens College, CUNY
BA, English, Columbia College, Columbia University

Academic Interests:

Creative Writing, American Literature, Poetry, Fiction, Popular Culture, Ethnic Studies, Writing and Community, Online Education

Courses Taught:

  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Creative Writing
  • Perspectives in Literature
  • Introduction to Literature: Poetry
  • Topics in Literature: Humor in America.

Publications:

Books and Productions

  • Pugilistic (poems). Cincinnati: WordTech Editions, 2015.
  • The Sleeping Gulf (poems). New York: Bordighera Press, 2015.
  • Spectacles of Themselves: Essays in Italian American Literature and Popular Culture.New York: Bordighera Press, 2015.
  • What is Italian America? Selected Essays from the Italian American Studies Association. Eds. G. Guida, A. Gravano, J. Kightlinger, S. Pugliese and P. Vellon. New York: Bordighera Press, 2015.
  • Letters from Suburbia: A Novel. New York: The Sutton Press, 2013. E-book.
  • The Pope Stories and Other Tales of Troubled Times. New York: Bordighera Press, 2012.
  • "In Queens I Bare My Ambitious Soul" (a film by Richard Shpuntoff, produced as part of the Subway Poetry Film Series, based on the poem "Manhattan-Bound F"),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. [Bordighera Poetry Prize Finalist] Bordighera Press, 2014.
  • The Peasant and the Pen: Men, Enterprise and the Recovery of Culture in Italian  American Narrative. New York: Peter Lang, 2003.

Refereed

  • "Asher Goodman's Ballet" (poem), forthcoming in Double Kiss: Contemporary Writers on the Art of Billiards. Ed. Sean Thomas Dougherty. Dubois, PA: Mammoth Books, 2016.
  • "Light Through Roman Blinds" and "Sunday Tryouts" (poems), forthcoming in The Paterson Literary Review 43 (2016).
  • "Brooklyn is a Brand" (poem), forthcoming in Long Island Quarterly 25th Anniversary Issue (Fall /Winter 2015).
  • "In Italian American T. V. Commercials" (reprinted poem), forthcoming in Rabbit Ears: T. V. Poems. New York: New York Quarterly Books, 2015.
  • "Verona" (story), forthcoming in River River (Summer 2015).
  • "Vapor Trails" (poem), The Long Islander 176.31 (September 17th, 2015): A35.
  • "The Kissed Ring" (reprinted poem), Poetry Daily, July 25, 2015.
  • "The Kissed Ring" (poem) Little Patuxent Review 18 (Summer 2015): 9.
  • "The Safest Cab Driver in the World" (poem) Nucleus 6 (2015): 26.
  • "Spanish Bombs" (poem), Clash by Night: An Anthology of Poems Inspired by the Clash's London Calling, Low-Fi Poetry Series, CityLit Press, 2015: 65-67.
  • "The Coach's Last Day" (poem) Oddball Magazine (February 2015).
  • "The Deck" (play), VIA 25.2 (Winter 2014): 66-79.
  • "The Sleeping Gulf" (poem), Long Island Quarterly (Fall/Winter 2014)
  • "Amaszonas S. A." (poem), Literary Bohemian 21 (October 2014).
  • "The Magic of Olive Oil" (poem), Black Heart Magazine (February 2014).
  • "In Italian American T. V. Commercials..." (reprinted poem), Rabbit Ears: An Anthology of T. V. Poems. Ed. Joel Allegretti. New York: Poets Wear Prada Press, 2014.
  • "Spanish Bombs" (poem), Perihelion: A Journal of Poetry (2014).
  • "American Race Song" (poem), Long Island Quarterly <www.poetrybay.com/liquarterly/liqwinter13/GeorgeGuida> (Fall/Winter 2013)
  • "Interview with Valentine" (poem), Poetrybay     <www.poetrybay.com/poempub> (Fall 2013)
  • "The Long Valley" (poem), Harpur Palate 13.1 (Fall/Summer 2013): 36-37. "Malaria" (poem), Italian Americana 31.2 (Summer 2013): 195.
  • "Starcrossing XXXV" and "Starcrossing XXXXIV" (poems), First Literary Review-East  <www.rulrul.4mg.com> (May 2013).
  • "Nativity" (poem), co-authored with Kate Falvey, Feile-Festa <www.medcelt.org/feile-festa> (Spring 2013).
  • "In a Café, Killing Time" (poem), First Literary Review-East <www.rulrul.4mg.com> (March 2013)
  • "Cannelloni" (poem), Poetry Take Out. Frostburg, MD: Frostburg UP, 2013.
  • "White Vinyl Fence" (poem), Summer Gazebo Readings Blog, < http://summergazeboreadings.blogspot.com> (April 2013).
  • "Mafia Movies: A Reading List" (review essay), The Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies 1.1 (2012): 114-119. "The Rich" (poem), First Literary Review-East <www.rulrul.4mg.com> (November 2012).
  • "Galleon" (poem), Hobble Creek Review <hobblecreekreview.net> 6.3 (2012).
  • "Life in the New World" (reprinted poem), The Place Where We Dwell: Reading and Writing about New York City. 3rd Ed. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 2012: 375-378.
  • "The True Virtuoso Spirit" and "The National Association of Peasants (NAP) President's Message" (poems), VIA 23.1 (2012): 10-11.
  • "A Coyote is Not a Wolf," The Literary Gazette (2012): 16. "Pirates and Parrots" (poem), Rhyme and PUN-ishment: Comedic Verse. Eds. Nick Hale and James P. Wagner. Northport: Local Gems Poetry Press, 2012. 63-65
  • "Imperative" (poem), Maintenant: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art 6 (2012): 92. "He Davens" (revised reprinted poem), "Manhattan-Bound F" (revised reprinted poem), "The Poem I Forgot" (poem), Token Entry: Poems of the New York Subway. Ed. Gerry LaFemina. New York: Smalls Books, 2012. 60-64
  • "I'm Still Banging Your Sister," and "Misbehavior" (poems), in Writing Outside the Lines: An Anthology of Poetry from the Wrong Side of the Tracks. North Sea, New York: Wild Side Press, 2012: 162-163, 235-236.
  • "Only the Zen Know Brooklyn: The Poet/Parent Wisdom of Diane di Prima," The Paterson Literary Review 39 (2011-2012): 58-67.
  • "Assessment" [Vella Poetry Prize Honorable Mention] and "Uncle" (poem), Paper Nautilus (2011): 4-5, 33.
  • "Kerning" (poem), E-Polarity Magazine <www.poembeat.com>, 2011.
  • "The Italian American Satan" (reprinted poem), 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>.
  • "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.
  • "Prospero's Muccs: The Meaning of Martin Scorsese's Italian American Dialect," Italian Americana 28.1 (Winter 2010): 5-17.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "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).
  • "Rome" (story), J Journal 1.1 (Spring 2008): 94-114. [Pushcart Prize Nominee]
  • "Goliard, Goosander" (poem), Phoenix 2 (2008): 14.
  • "Ink in the Streets: Dana Gioia, the New Poetry Wars, and Italian American Poetry" (review essay), Italian Americana 25.2 (Summer 2007): 222-227.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "The Outcome" (poem), Barrow Street (Winter 2005): 52-53.
  • "Manhattan-Bound F" (poem), The Place Where We Dwell: Reading and Writing about New York City. 1st Ed. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 2005: 301-302.
  • "Las Vegas Jubilee: Louis Prima's 1950s Stage Show as Multicultural Pageant," The Journal of Popular Culture 38.4 (May 2005): 678-697.
  • "The Government," "If My Son Is a Moron," "My Mother's Ink" (poems), Inkwell 17 (Spring 2005): 106-108.
  • "Travel" and "Variations on a Theme by Kenneth Koch" (poems), Perspectives 27 (2004-2005): 182-185.
  • Featured Poet Section including biographical essay and "Shinto Mama" (poem), Italian Americana 22.1 (Summer 2004): 156–158.
  • "Giovanni Verga and the Roots of Italian America," Italian Americana 21.2 (Summer 2003): 150-163.
  • "'Cunnilingus and Psychotherapy Brought Us to This': Mafia Comedy and Italian American Culture," The Columbia Journal of American Studies 5.1 (2002): 82-96.
  • "Novel Paesans: The Reconstruction of Italian American Male Identity in Robert Viscusi's Astoria and Anthony Valerio's Conversation with Johnny," MELUS 26.2 (Summer 2001):  95-107.
  • "In Imagination of the Past: John Fante's Ask the Dust as Italian American Modernism," John Fante: A Critical Gathering. Eds. Stephen Cooper and David Fine. Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1999: 131-144.

Critical Writing

  • "Parallel Passions: A Conversation with Kim Addonizio" (interview), forthcoming in 2 Bridges Review 5 (2015).
  • "Virtue at the Coffee House" (blog), commentary on the author's experience conducting research for a book and film about poetry readings across the united states. <www.coffeehousevirtue.blogspot.com>, 2011-Present
  • "Mafia Movies: A Reading List" (review essay), The Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies 1.1 (2012): 114-119.
  • "Introduction," Writing Outside the Lines: An Anthology of Poetry from the Wrong Side of the Tracks. Patchogue: Wyld Syde Press, 2012: 23-24.
  • Foreward to Humorous Happenings While Traveling in Italy. Rochester: Winston Press, 2011: xiii-iv.
  • "Only the Zen Know Brooklyn: The Poet/Parent Wisdom of Diane di Prima," The Paterson Literary Review 39 (2011-2012): 58-67.
  • "Prospero's Muccs: The Meaning of Martin Scorsese's Italian American Dialect," Italian Americana 28.1 (Winter 2010): 5-17.
  • "Ink in the Streets: Dana Gioia, the New Poetry Wars, and Italian American Poetry" (review essay), Italian Americana 25.2 (Summer 2007): 222-227.
  • "Italian American History: An Overview," Perspectives 28 (2005-2006): 63-72
  • "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.
  • "Giovanni Verga and the Roots of Italian America," Italian Americana 21.2 (Summer 2003): 150-163.
  • "Cunnilingus and Psychotherapy Brought Us to This': Mafia Comedy and Italian American Culture," The Columbia Journal of American Studies 5.1 (2002): 82-96.
  • "Novel Paesans: The Reconstruction of Italian American Male Identity in Robert Viscusi's Astoria and Anthony Valerio's Conversation with Johnny," MELUS 26.2 (Summer 2001): 95-107.
  • "Italian American Literature" (commentary), PMLA 115.7 (December 2000): 2006.
  • "In Imagination of the Past: John Fante's Ask the Dust as Italian American Modernism," John Fante: A Critical Gathering. Eds. Stephen Cooper and David Fine. Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1999: 131-144.
  • "Gay Talese" and "Daniela Gioseffi," The Italian American Experience. Ed. Salvatore J. LaGumina. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1999: 267-68, 623-624.

Book Reviews

  • "Eye to Eye, by Maria Terrone" (book review), Bookslut (January 2015).
  • "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).
  • "Books and Rough Business, by Tullio Pironti" (book review), Italian Americana 28.2 (Winter 2010): 107-110.
  • "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.
  • "Lies to Live By" and "The Little Sailor" (capsule reviews), The American Italian Historical Association Newsletter 39.1 (Spring 2006): 13-14.
  • "The Future Without a Past: The Humanities in a Technological Society" (book review), The American Italian Historical Association Newsletter 38.3 (Fall 2005): 27-30.
  • "Anthony Giardina's Recent History: A Novel" (book review), Italian Americana 21.1 (Winter 2003): 105.
  • "Anita Garibaldi, A Biography" (book review), Italian American Review 8.1 (Spring/Summer 2001):  208-212.
  • "Dennis Barone's Separate Objects and Echoes" (book review), Italian Americana 19.1 (Summer 2001): 243-244.
  • "Mary Bush's Drowning" (book review), VIA 6.2 (1995): 201-203
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