The Poetry Project

Gerard Malanga

Gerard Malanga was born in The Bronx in 1943. His poetry came to prominence in the early 1960s with a growing international following. In 2014 he was named the Official Poet of the annual Glasgow Arts International.

He is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry spanning a nearly 50-year period, including No Respect: New & Selected Poems 1964-2000 (Black Sparrow Press), Cool & Other Poems (Bottle of Smoke Press, 2019), and The New Mélancholia & Other Poems (Bottle of Smoke Press, 2021), and the editor of The Angus MacLise Checklist.

Malanga has also had four photography monographs published; two Spoken Word CD compilations; and co authored with Victor Bockris the internationally acclaimed Up-Tight: The Velvet Underground Story.

In 2003, he produced the double CD of Angus MacLise's selected tapes called The Cloud Doctrine. He is also the author of the 4-volume set, AM: Archives Malanga (2012), consisting of essays, sketches, photography and poetry.

His work has appeared in Poetry, Raritan, Yale Review, Harvard Review, Southwest Review, Paris Review, Partisan Review, and The New Yorker.

Malanga recently completed his memoirs, In Remembrance of Things Past. He lives with his cat Odie in upstate New York. His website