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Gail Wronsky - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Gail Wronsky

Professor Emeritus of English | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



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Gail Wronsky ~ PoetryLA Interview Series



Gail Wronsky is the author, coauthor, or translator or thirteen books of poetry and prose, including Dying for Beauty (Copper Canyon Press), finalist for the Western Arts Federation Poetry Award; Poems for Infidels (Red Hen Press); and So Quick Bright Things (What Books Press). Her translations of Argentinean poet Alicia Partnoy have been published in the books Volando Bajito: Little Low Flying (Red Hen Press) and Fuegos Florales: Flowering Fires (Settlement House). Her poems, essays and book reviews have appeared in literary journals such as Poetry, Boston Review, Antioch Review, The Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, Pool, Volt, and Crazyhorse. She has a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from the University of Utah, and an MFA in creative writing, poetry, from the University of Virginia. She has received an Artists Fellowship from the California Arts Council and has been a Resident Playwright at the Sundance Institute Playwriting Conference. She teaches creative writing and women’s literature at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

Education (2)

University of Virginia: M.F.A., Poetry

University of Utah: Ph. D., English and American Literature

Areas of Expertise (7)


Creative Writing

20th Century Women's Writing

Play Writing

Poetry of Witness

Poetic Forms

Modern and Contemporary American and British Poetry

Accomplishments (5)

Nominee (professional)

for Poet Laureate of California

Finalist (professional)

One of four finalists for Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

Board Member (professional)

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Venue

Recipient (professional)

Artists Fellowship from the California Arts Council

Author, coauthor, or translator (professional)

13 books of poetry and prose

Affiliations (1)

  • Associated Writing Programs

Languages (2)

  • Spanish (reading)
  • French (reading)

Research Grants (3)

Sor Juana's Ultimate Dream

LMU Summer Research Grant 

"Sor Juana's Ultimate Dream," LMU Summer Research Grant

Artists Fellowship

California Arts Council 

Artists Fellowship, California Arts Council

Faith and Justice Grant

Loyola Marymount University 

Faith and Justice Grant, Loyola Marymount University

Articles (1)

Gwronsky on Gronkie


"Gwronsky on Gronkie." ARTISTS ON ARTISTS, VOLT Magazine, ed. by Gillian Conoley, Vol 14, 2008-2009