Jerry Wemple is a native of the Susquehanna River region of Pennsylvania and author of two poetry collections: You Can See It from Here, which won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, and The Civil War in Baltimore. He also co-edited, with Marjorie Maddox, the anthology Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania. His poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals. He holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, and has received, among other awards, a Fellowship in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts. He is a Professor of English at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches in the creative writing program.

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