George Kalamaras is Professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he has taught since 1990. His poetry collection, The Theory and Function of Mangoes, won the Four Way Books Intro Series in Poetry Award and was published by Four Way books in 2000. A second full-length collection, Borders My Bent Toward, appeared from Pavement Saw Press in 2003. He has published two poetry chapbooks, Heart Without End (Leaping Mountain Press, 1986) and Beneath the Breath (Tilton House, 1988), as well as poems in numerous journals and anthologies in the United States, Canada, Greece, India, Japan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. He is the recipient of Creative Writing Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1993) and the Indiana Arts Commission (2001), and first prize in the 1998 Abiko Quarterly International Poetry Prize (Japan). A long-time practitioner of yogic meditation, he is also the author a 1994 scholarly book on Hindu mysticism and Western language theory from State University of New York Press, Reclaiming the Tacit Dimension: Symbolic Form in the Rhetoric of Silence. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with his wife, the writer Mary Ann Cain, and their beagle, Barney.
Buy his books at: Quale Press, Pavement Saw, Four Ways Books, SUNY Press.
You can see his work at: The Drunken Boat, Web Conjunctions, Vert Magazine, Pavement Saw, Double Room.