Gerard Wozek

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General Information

Name: Gerard Wozek

Pen Name: None

Born: 1960 in Chicago, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Wozek was born in Chicago and raised in Aurora, Illinois. He currently resides in Naperville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gerard Wozek is a teacher and writer. Since 1994, he has been a Professor of English and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Robert Morris University Illinois. The courses he has taught include Introduction to Communication, Basic Composition and Rhetoric, Introduction to Literature, Creative Writing, Comparative Contemporary Global Literature, and Film Studies.

Wozek holds a B.A. in Communication from Loyola University of Chicago with a second major in Literature, an M.A. in Dramatic Theory from Northeastern Illinois University and an M.A. in Writing and Rhetoric from DePaul University. Wozek also holds a Certificate in Secondary Education from Loyola University of Chicago.

Wozek is the author of the short story collection, Postcards from Heartthrob Town. His debut book of poems, Dervish won the Gival Press Poetry Book Award. His work has appeared in many anthologies and journals.

Published Works

  • Dervish, Gival Press, 2001
  • Reunion and Other Spoken Poems, Pulpbits Press, 2007

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


ISBN: 1928589111
Release Date: 2001-10-12

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Literary Awards

Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, 2003

Gival Press Poetry Award for Dervish

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Information:

Gival Press

P.O. Box 3812

Arlington, VA 22203

External Links

Gerard Wozek on WorldCat

Gerard Wozek on Amazon


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