Author of the just-published The Out-of-Sorts: New and Selected Stories and Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the Ohio State University/The Journal Poetry Prize, Gary Fincke has published thirty-one books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, most recently, Bringing Back the Bones: New and Selected Poems, A Room of Rain: Stories, and The Killer’s Dog: Stories. Within the past two years he has won three national book prizes, one in each of the genres of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. He is the co-editor of the new anthology The Best Microfiction of 2018.
His stories have appeared in such periodicals as The Missouri Review, Newsday, The Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, and CrazyHorse. He has been twice awarded Pushcart Prizes for his work and recognized by Best American Stories and the O. Henry Prize series. He has just retired as the Charles Degenstein Professor of English and Creative Writing at Susquehanna University.
Notes as Guest Reader/Editor in Smokelong Quarterly