Gerald Wagoner’s childhood was divided between Eastern Oregon and Montana where he was raised under the doctrine of benign neglect. After earning a Creative Writing degree, Gerald pursued a sculptor’s life in Oregon. He moved east to study with the sculptor Richard Stankiewicz. In 1982, after receiving an MFA in Sculpture from SUNY Albany, he moved to Brooklyn NY. Gerald has exhibited in PS 1, The Queens Museum, and the Drawing Center. He was awarded a Studio-in-a-School Artist in Residence 1986-87, and taught Art and English for the NYC Department of Education from 1988 to 2017.
2018: Visiting Poet Residency: Brooklyn Navy Yard. 2019: Installation and poetry event The Tides Of Time, Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse. 202/2022: Created and hosted the outdoor poetry reading series: A Persistence of Cormorants.
Publications: Right Hand Pointing, Ocotillo Review, BigCityLit, The Lake, Coffin Bell. J-Journal, Blue Mountain Review, Night Heron Barks, the Maryland Literary Review, October Hill Magazine, Shot Glass, The Umbrella Factory,