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Author: George Kalamaras

George Kalamaras, former Poet Laureate of Indiana (2014- 2016), is Professor of English at Purdue University Fort Wayne (formerly Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne), where he has taught since 1990. His ten books of poetry include LUMINOUS IN THE OWL'S RIB (Dos Madres Press, 2019), KINGDOM OF THROAT-STUCK LUCK (2011), winner of the Elixir Press Poetry Prize, The Theory and Function of Mangoes (2000), winner of the Four Way Books Intro Series, GOLD CARP JACK FRUIT MIRRORS (The Bitter Oleander Press, 2008), EVEN THE JAVA SPARROWS CALL YOUR NAME (Quale Press, 2004), and WE SLEPT THE ANIMAL (Dos Madres Press, 2021). He has also published seven poetry chapbooks and a book of critical theory, Reclaiming the Tacit Dimension: Symbolic Form in the Rhetoric of Silence (State University of New York Press, 1994). He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (1993) and two Individual Artist Fellowships from the Indiana Arts Commission (2011 and 2001). During 1994, he spent several months in India on an Indo-U.S. Advanced Research Fellowship. He lives with his wife, writer Mary Ann Cain, and their beagle, Bootsie, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Even the Java Sparrows Call Your Hair
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Even the Java Sparrows Call Your Hair

Quale Press

Poetry. EVEN THE JAVA SPARROWS CALL YOUR HAIR is a bright book amidst dark times. Witness a young woman birthing a perfectly oval egg or learn the ropes of the Wang Wei Board Game, taking on the role of a lute or a panda chewing bamboo. Kalamaras's ...

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Gold Carp Jack Fruit Mirrors
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Gold Carp Jack Fruit Mirrors

The Bitter Oleander Press

Poetry. "The name Kalamaras means, as everyone knows, He Who Channels the Throat Songs of the Inflamed Detectives of Southern Surreality. He has more language at his command than Peter Mark Roget, but though we recognize the words, their electrifyin...

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Kingdom of Throat-stuck Luck
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Kingdom of Throat-stuck Luck

Elixir Press

Poetry. KINGDOM OF THROAT-STRUCK LUCK by George Kalamaras is the winner of the 11th Annual Elixir Press Poetry Awards. Contest judge, Jenny Mueller, had this to say about the book: "These poems are like nobody else's: in their intimacy, in their str...

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Luminous in the Owl's Rib
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Luminous in the Owl's Rib

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "'What are the tones, the minor notes,' he asks, 'dizzying me tonight, from a cafe / fifty-five years late?' That's a question George Kalamaras elucidates time and time again throughout a dazzling collection of scars and stars, worries and w...

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We Slept the Animal
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We Slept the Animal

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "WE SLEPT THE ANIMAL is one of the most intensely populated books since Whitman—and yet, 'We are made / in the image of loss,' Kalamaras reminds us in 'Letter to Eric from Cripple Creek.' Like the Richard Hugo book which is precursor, we fin...

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