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Gary Fincke

Gary Fincke is the Writers Institute Director at Susquehanna University. His latest collection of poems is Standing Around the Heart (Arkansas, 2005). His fourth collection of short stories, Sorry I Worried You, won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2004.


The Possibilities for Wings

How often have the customs of strangers Silenced me into dreaming their beliefs. In Java, for example, some people Insist the souls of suicides return In the bodies of crows, while in Scotland, Souls of the lonely flee to butterflies. In Penn [...]


Spring 2006 | Poetry

In the animal kingdom, among fish, one father carries all of the laid eggs in his mouth, sixty-five-day starvation to make that flexible, deep mouth a womb. Such sacrifice, spitting them out at last, following that fast with the daily chores of [...]