Gianmarc Manzione is a Puschart Prize-nominated poet and nonfiction writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Southern Review, Raritan and elsewhere. He earned an MFA in creative writing from The New School in 2004, and he has taught composition, creative writing, intro to poetry, poetic forms, and contemporary literature at College of Central Florida, University of South Florida, and the University of Tampa. He currently works as Editor of Bowlers Journal International, the oldest monthly sports magazine in the country.
In 2006, Parsifal Press published his debut collection of poems, This Brevity. He has completed a new manuscript of poems, THE PANIC INSIDE THE STARS, which was named a finalist for the New American Poetry Prize. His new nonfiction book, PIN ACTION: Small-Time Gangsters, High-Stakes Gambling, and the Teenage Hustler who Became a Bowling Champion, was released by Pegasus Books/W.W. Norton on Nov. 4. It is based on Gianmarc’s Nov., 2012 NY Times story, “When Thugs and Hustlers Ruled Dark Alleys,” which was named among Columbia Journalism Review’s “must-reads of 2012.”
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Gianmarc is a lifelong bowler and a lover of music, sports and great food with a passion for cooking. His writing on the topics of bowling and music can be found in the top nav above under the “journalism” and “music” tabs respectively. As for food, though, he much prefers to eat it rather than to write about it. Just ask his waistline.