Gary Corseri

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Gary Corseri Biography

I grew up in Brooklyn and Queens (New York City) , moved to Miami Beach when I was 16, started at the U. of Florida at 17. I've lived in Boston, Gainesville, Florida, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Sydney, Australia, Tokyo and Sapporo, Japan, and have traveled in 33 countries and 40 states. I started writing when I was 8 years old. I've perform ...

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Who are these fools who talk so glibly
about war, and sending messages, our role
in the world, credibility? Who elected them,
who signs their checks, what games do they play


He had a little truth;
He held it with his might.
A little, shining thing
To get him through the night.

Love Makes Us Strangers To Ourselves

That night, you went swimming in my brain
and all your scales were glimmering;
you sang an old song, too,
about the wind in a bamboo forest.

When Kathy Kelly Went To Jail

When Kathy Kelly Went to Jail


Bring Back Our Girls!

From the droned villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan-
Bring back our girls!

From Nigeria, and the brothels of the Philippines-

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