Nicosia, Gerald (Martin)

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NICOSIA, Gerald (Martin)

NICOSIA, Gerald (Martin). American, b. 1949. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Poetry. Career: University of Illinois, teaching assistant, c. 1973; worked as substitute teacher at high schools in Chicago, IL, 1973-77; writer. Publications: (with R. Raff) Bughouse Blues (nonfiction), 1977; Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac (biography), 1983; Jack in Ghost-Town (play), 1987; The Two Lowells of Jack Kerouac (chapbook), 1988; Lunatics, Lovers, Poets, Vets, and Bargirls: Poems (poetry), 1994; (ed.) Cranial Guitar: Selected Poems, 1996; Home to War: A History of the Vietnam Veterans Movement (nonfiction), 1998. Also author of unpublished novels. Contributor of poetry, fiction, literary criticism, and reviews to periodicals. Contributor to anthologies. Address: c/o Coffee House Press, 27 North Fourth St. Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55401, U.S.A.