A: I have really been writing from the time I first learned to write: poetry, stories, plays, songs, journalistic accounts, and more. It was always something I have been motivated to do. I was an avid reader, and aspired to write.
A: This list would require more space than this site might afford. I have thousands of books in my library, and yet I’m always reading more. Here are some (but certainly not all): James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Haruki Murakami, Lorrie Moore, Raymond Carver, Raymond Chandler, Phillip K. Dick, Don DeLillo, William Trevor, Thomas Hardy, Ann Beattie, William Faulkner, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, David Foster Wallace, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Jennifer Egan, Alice Munro, Kenneth Koch, John Koethe, James Tate, W.S. Merwin, Richard Ford, David Mamet, William Shakespeare, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Andy Partridge, John Gardner, Seamus Heaney, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alice Adams, Amy Bloom, Amy Hempel, Jhumpa Lahiri, Anthony Burgess, Robert Frost, Thomas Mann, Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and countless others.
A: By nature, I am a night writer. I enjoy getting lost in the process and not watching the clock. Now that I teach, that schedule proves impossible for most of the year, so I have become more of an afternoon writer. I am not a morning person – even with a good cup of coffee to help.
A: It is part of my DNA by nature, rather than a conscious choice. If I had to ascribe reasons as to why I do it, I suppose to maintain my sanity. Through writing, I am able to encounter my inner demons and fantastical notions, access my emotions, and exercise my literary skills, all toward the next creation. It helps one deal with the enigmas of daily life; it’s a coping strategy that might also educate or entertain. I write because I like writing; I write because I must. Some sharks need to keep moving; some humans need to keep writing.
A: I have two collections and a chapbook available on Amazon or through the respective presses: Small Consolations (Aldrich Press), Worth the Candle (Five Oaks Press), and Memory Marries Desire (Finishing Line Press). Here is a link to my Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B012BMLL3E
Gary Glauber is a poet, fiction writer, teacher, and former music journalist. His works have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. He champions the underdog to the melodic rhythms of obscure power pop. His two collections, Small Consolations (Aldrich Press) and Worth the Candle (Five Oaks Press) and a chapbook Memory Marries Desire (Finishing Line Press) are available through Amazon. This past summer he read selections from his most recent collection at the 2017 NYC Poetry Festival.