Geoffrey Gatza

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Geoffrey C. Gatza (born 1970) is an American editor and publisher of small poetry press BlazeVOX, which is based in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States[1] and an award-winning poet.[citation needed]

Early life and education[edit]

Gatza grew up in Kenmore, Erie County, New York and attended Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District schools: Jane Addams Elementary School, Lindbergh Elementary School, Kenmore Middle School, and Kenmore West High School.[2]

He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and Daemen College in Amherst, New York.[3]


Gatza is the author of many books of poetry, including Secrets of my Prison House (2010) and Not So Fast Robespierre (2008).[4] His first compilation of poems for children, HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children (2008) is popular.

Notable works[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He resides in Kenmore, New York with his girlfriend Donna.[12][13]


  1. ^ Shivani, Anis (April 12, 2012). "National Poetry Month Feature: Geoffrey Gatza of BlazeVOX Talks About the NEA Ban on His Small Press". Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ Ed Adamczyk (February 24, 2008). "PUBLISHING: Kenmore native is a poet and entrepreneur". Tonawanda Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Geoffrey C Gatza". US Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ Geoffrey Gatza
  5. ^ House of Forgetting by Geoffrey Gatza
  6. ^ Secrets of My Prison House
  7. ^ SOL: English Writing in Mexico Geoffrey Gatza: Two Poems
  8. ^ Housecat Kung Fu: Strange Poems For Wild Children
  9. ^ Fink, Thomas (December 21, 2009). "HOUSECAT KUNG FU by GEOFFREY GATZA". Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ Jeffrey Cyphers Wright (May 2010). "RAPID TRANSIT". The Brooklyn Rail. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  11. ^ A Lisping Ignatius / The Sincere, The Flarf, and The Voice of Place: A reading of Geoffrey Gatza’s Not So Fast Robespierre
  12. ^ Jane Kwiatkowski (March 28, 2010). "A conversation with poet Geoffrey Gatza". Buffalo News. Retrieved May 15, 2012. [dead link]
  13. ^ Geoffrey Gatza

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