Jerry Wemple


A. G. "Jerry" Wemple
Professor of English/Creative Writing

Jerry Wemple received his MFA from University of Massachusetts-Amherst and is the author of two collections of poetry: The Civil War in Baltimore and You Can See It from Here,which won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award.  He is also co-editor of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania, published by Penn State Press, and editor of Watershed: The Journal of the Susquehanna. His poetry, creative nonfiction, and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.

Contact Information
Office: 118 Bakeless Center for the Humanities
Office phone: 570.389.4881
Fax: 570.389.3006
Office Hours (Fall 2014): M 4:15-6:00 p.m.; T 1:45-2:30 p.m., R 2:00-5:00 p.m.; or by appointment

Teaching and Research Interests
Primary interests include poetry and creative nonfiction, as well as literature about Pennsylvania and African American life in rural Pennsylvania. Professor Wemple is also the director of the Bloomsburg University Minor in Ethnic Studies program. He is also on the board of directors of the local poetry fesitval. He is perhaps the only professor in the department to have a day in his home town that is a salute to him. In his spare time he is regularly beat on the golf course by his colleagues.

Courses Taught
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Nonfiction
Creative Writing Seminar
Introduction to Creative Writing
Literature and Society


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