Gloria Frym

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Gloria Frym is an American poet, fiction writer, and essayist.


Gloria Frym was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Los Angeles. She also lived in New Mexico for many years. She earned her MA and BA degrees at the University of New Mexico where she studied with the poet Robert Creeley.[1]

In the 1980s, she taught creative writing at San Francisco State University, as well as the San Francisco county jails. During this time, she became interested in elements of language poetry and other theory-based poetics and began writing prose poems, developing into the prose narrative.[2] From 1987 to 2002, she was core faculty in the poetics program at the New College of California in San Francisco, founded for the poet Robert Duncan.[3]

Frym is frequently guest faculty in the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.[4] She has served as Distinguished Writer in Residence at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California and Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico. She has guest lectured at Evergreen State College; The Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee; Western Connecticut State University; Scripps College; the American Embassy Cultural Centers, Nagoya and Kyoto, Japan; New Langton Arts and Intersection in San Francisco; and The Chautauqua Institution in New York.

She is currently[when?] Professor in the MFA and BA Writing & Literature Programs at California College of the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area.[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

Frym's book Homeless at Home won a 2002 American Book Award.[6] Her other honors include the San Francisco State University Poetry Center Book Award, grants from the California Arts Council and The Walter and Elise Haas Creative Work Fund, and two awards from the Fund for Poetry.

Selected publications[edit]

  • How Proust Ruined My Life & Other Essays, BlazeVOX Books, 2020
  • The True Patriot, Spuyten Duyvil, 2015
  • The Stage Stop Motel, Spuyten Duyvil, 2014
  • Mind Over Matter, BlazeVOX Books, 2011
  • Any Time Soon, Little Red Leaves, 2010
  • The Lost Sappho Poems, Effing Press, 2007
  • Solution Simulacra, United Artists, 2006
  • Homeless at Home, Creative Arts Book Company, 2001
  • Distance No Object, City Lights Books, 1999
  • How I Learned, Coffee House Press, 1992
  • By Ear, Sun and Moon Press, 1991
  • Three Counts, San Francisco Arts Commission, 1988
  • Back to Forth, The Figures, 1982
  • Second Stories: Interviews with Women Artists, Chronicle Books, 1979
  • Impossible Affection, Christopher's Books, 1979


  1. ^ Papers of Gloria Frym UC San Diego, Mandeville Special Collections Library Retrieved 2010-01-17.
  2. ^ "Jacket 16 - Sarah Rosenthal reviews Homeless at Home, by Gloria Frym". Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  3. ^ Gloria Frym City Lights Authors Retrieved 2010-01-17.
  4. ^ Guest Faculty Naropa Summer Writing Program 2009 Retrieved 2010-01-17
  5. ^ Bio of Gloria Frym California College of the Arts Faculty Retrieved 2013-07-26.
  6. ^ Gloria Frym KQED Public Media. Retrieved 2010-01-13.

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