Besides Something Is Happening,
Gary Pacernick is the author of The Jewish Poems, a poetry
collection that has been adapted for the stage and for
Public Television. He has also collaborated with the artists
Sidney Chafetz and David Leach on several limited editions
of his poems and their prints. His poems have been published
in such magazines as The American Poetry Review, North
American Review, Poetry Now, and Poetry East, as well as
such national Jewish journals as Judaism, Midstream, and
Tikkun. His poems have been anthologized in Voices Within
the Ark: The Modern Jewish Poets, Traveling America With
Today's Poet, and the aforementioned Blood To Remember.
He has published the critical studies Memory and Fire: Ten
American Jewish Poets and Sing a New Song: American Jewish
Poetry Since the Holocaust. His edition of the poet David
Ignatow's letters was published by the University of Alabama
Press in 1992. His interview with Carl Rakosi appears in the
January 1997 issue of The American Poetry Review. He edited
the poetry magazine Images for many years. In February of
1997, he conducted one of the last interviews with the late,
renowned beat poet Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997); the interview
appears in the July/August 1997 issue of The American Poetry
Review. Gary is currently a professor of English at Wright
State University, where he teaches the craft of poetry writing.
Visit Gary's home page at:
Go to "Live for the Poetry"
Go to "Three Poems from Something Is Happening"