Individual Author Record
Name: Gerard WozekPen Name: None Genre: Born: 1960 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionWozek was born in Chicago and raised in Aurora, Illinois. He currently resides in Naperville.
Biographical and Professional InformationGerard Wozek is a teacher and writer. Since 1994, he has been a Professor of English and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Robert Morris University Illinois. The courses he has taught include Introduction to Communication, Basic Composition and Rhetoric, Introduction to Literature, Creative Writing, Comparative Contemporary Global Literature, and Film Studies. Wozek holds a B.A. in Communication from Loyola University of Chicago with a second major in Literature, an M.A. in Dramatic Theory from Northeastern Illinois University and an M.A. in Writing and Rhetoric from DePaul University. Wozek also holds a Certificate in Secondary Education from Loyola University of Chicago. Wozek is the author of the short story collection, Postcards from Heartthrob Town. His debut book of poems, Dervish won the Gival Press Poetry Book Award. His work has appeared in many anthologies and journals.
- Dervish, Gival Press, 2001
- Reunion and Other Spoken Poems, Pulpbits Press, 2007
Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 1928589111 Gival Press, LLC. 2001 Finalist for the 2002 Violet Crown Book Award Literary Prose & Poetry & 2000 Winner of the Gival Press Poetry Award--"Dervish" has received praise from a variety authors for its eloquence and moving tales of adventure. Wozek takes the reader along his many journeys from America to Europe to Morocco. This collection blends the erotic with the spiritual world.
Postcards from Heartthrob Town: A Gay Man's Travel Tales
ISBN: 156023623X Harrington Park Pr. 2006 Embark on an erotic journey in search of spirit and gay sensuality
Postcards from Heartthrob Town: A Gay Man's Travel Tales is a passionate ride through physical and emotional landscapes straight to the heart of homoerotic desire. Award-winning author Gerard Wozek colors snapshots of memoir and short fiction with a poet's eye for detail, traveling outward to the edges of the planet while making a sojourn to the depths of his erotic core as he spins a collection of nineteen queer tales that evoke a sense of displacement—and a hunger for journey. Whether meandering around the desolate plains of his hometown in the American Midwest or trekking through the lurid trappings of underground Paris, Wozek describes not locale, but the spirit and feel of each place he visits as a gay man searching for new territory and the untamed terrain of the erotic body.
From "Paris Angels:"
Postcards from Heartthrob Town: A Gay Man's Travel Tales uniquely captures the impulse of one gay man in his search for meaning in the world, redefining travel as both an inner pilgrimage and a journey through the United States and abroad.