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]

Poets Talk with Charles Orloski: Solzhenitsyn, T. S. Eliot, Monica Lewinsky, Thomas Paine, Bertrand Russell, et. al. 

poets talk

Gary Corseri: We don’t much think about aftermaths in America! We’re pretty much trained NOT to have foresight—to “go along to get along,” to “go with the flow,” etc.! Of course, we don’t explore the past, either!.

Tom Paine’s Bones

tom paine

Gary Corseri: Go down to the Valley Forge, Tom Paine; go down to the Valley Forge: four thousand ghosts of an idea stand guttering in the siege of winter, slow-jogging in their ragged socks while the Master General broods; while the Master General writes and begs aid from the wavering French.

Ten Reasons Why I Refuse To Be Poet Laureate of These United States

Poet Laureate

Gary Corseri: I don’t want to hobnob with the Secretaries of State and Defense and pretend I like the Kiplingesque poems they like.

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.

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