Gary F. Leising, Ph.D.

Dr. Gary Leising
  • Professor of English
(315) 223-2381
  • 310 Romano Hall
  • School of Arts & Sciences
Position type
Department Affiliated


Professor Gary Leising is Chair of English at Utica College. He teaches beginning and advanced creative writing courses, “Forms and Art of Poetry,” and contemporary American poetry; advises Ampersand, UC’s journal of art and literature; and has travelled abroad with UC students on the London Learning Experience.


B.A. University of Dayton, Ohio
M.F.A. University of South Carolina
Ph.D. University of Cincinnati

Past Research

Gary Leising’s poems have appeared in many literary journals, including The Cincinnati Review, Connecticut Review, Quarterly West, Blackbird, and Sou’wester; his fiction has appeared in River Styx. His piece, “Toenails Diary,” won the 2008 Indiana Review 1/2K Prize. Gary’s reviews and essays have appeared in The James Dickey Newsletter, Pleiades, and Chicago Review, as well as in the book The Way We Read James Dickey: Critical Approaches for the Twenty-first Century.

Areas of Interest:

  • Creative writing (primarily poetry)
  • Poetry in English since 1900
  • Prosody
  • Creative writing pedagogy

Awards and Recognition

Harold T. Clark Jr. Award, 2014

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