About Gary Corseri

Gary Corseri has published novels, collections of poetry, and his dramas have appeared on Atlanta-PBS and elsewhere. His work has appeared at periodicals and websites worldwide, and he has performed his work at the Carter Presidential Library. [email protected]

Obama Explains Why We Need Another War

Why We Need Another War

Gary Corseri: He says we must defeat them over there So they don’t kill Aunt Margaret over here (or Mom or Pop or me or you)…

They Tell Me Not To Spell Out “Sh*t”!

Spell Out Shit

Gary Corseri: Some folks I know won’t write out G_d. I’ve always found that somewhat o_d. Wouldn’t the All-Seeing One Know the heart of everyone?

Revolutionary Rats

revolutionary rats

Gary Corseri: You’re a rat in a maze and you can’t get out. The rats are eating the other rats. How do you like this luscious rat food? Gorge your full on the putrid cats!



Gary Corseri: Around A table, they prop themselves, and then invade Living rooms, kitchens, airport lounges—any Place the gullible can hear or see them.

We Are the Palestinians

We Are the Palestinians

Gary Corseri: While we are unfree, all men are unfree. While our children are walled in, All children are walled-in.

The “Peace Process” Dies Again

Peace Process

Gary Corseri: here is no “peace process.” There is peace… and the absence of peace— The gnawing hunger for it, The desperation of the vanquished.

Whitman Recidivist

walt whitman

Gary Corseri: Walt Whitman can’t remember what he did with America… It was there in his back pocket yesterday or the day before: caroling, brawling, lusty, democratic; stretching its broad-backed plainsin the sun between seas.

Bring Back Our Girls!


Gary Corseri: From the droned villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan–Bring back our girls! From Nigeria, and the brothels of the Philippines–Bring back our girls!

Disentangling Ukraine from Our “Narrative Lines”: A Zen Moment for Our Droned Psyches!

Disentangling Ukraine

Gary Corceri: I thought: had the karmic wheel turned a little differently, we might have grown up friends in Kiev. And somehow this woman reminded me of my mother. And I felt like, through this good stranger, my mother was blessing me on my journey.

Kathy Kelly’s Challenge: Witness, Courage, Compassion, Becoming


Gary Corseri: Nobody who reads this book could ever accuse Kathy Kelly of being “too big for her britches.” Time and time again, she confronts “unspeakable evil,” and manages to maintain her quiet dignity and never loses sight of the humanity that may be touched–even in the tormentors who confront her and others.

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