John Calvin Rezmerski

John Calvin Rezmerski's works comprise twenty books, chapbooks, and anthologies, including a screenplay and three plays, mingling humor, irony, and insight. The late author Carol Bly said, "Rezmerski drags us past all the easy answers...toward the major passions." He has performed his work for hundreds of audiences-for schools, libraries, clubs, professional organizations, senior centers, museums, festivals, fairs, coffee houses, bars, and on television and radio, including American Public Radio's Whad'Ya Know? Over a span of 35 years, he taught creative writing, journalism, literature, linguistics, science fiction, and storytelling at Gustavus Adolphus College. Bridging the gap between academic and community arts, he has collaborated with painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians, dancers, theatrical troupes and scientists. Awards he received include the Devins Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Rhysling Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Society. He serves as poet laureate of the League of Minnesota Poets.

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Red Dragonfly Press books by John Calvin Rezmerski

Breaking the Rules: Starting With Ghazals

Keeping Caedmon's Faith