Geoffrey Gatza, BlazeVOX
This week Doug talks with Geoffrey Gatza, editor, visual artist, and award-winning poet. Geoffrey is the founder and publisher of the small press BlazeVOX. The fundamental mission of BlazeVOX is to disseminate poetry through print and digital media both within academic spheres and society at large. They discuss the purity of poetry, what writers can learn from chefs, and the virtues of being an artist in Buffalo.
Poetry is going to exist forever, as long as people are speaking…and I’m really excited about that.
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About our guest
Geoffrey Gatza is the editor and Publisher of BlazeVOX [books] and the author of seven books of poetry: Kenmore: Poem Unlimited and Not So Fast Robespierre are now available from Menendez Publishing; HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children is also available from Meritage Press. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY (1993) and Daemen College, Amherst, NY (2002), and served as a U.S. Marine in the first gulf war. He lives in Kenmore, New York with his girlfriend and two cats.