George Bilgere has published six collections of poetry, including Imperial
(2014);The White Museum
(2010), which was awarded the Autumn House Poetry Prize; Haywire (2006), which on the May Swenson Poetry Award; and The Good Kiss
(2002), which was selected by Billy Collins
to win the University of Akron Poetry Award. He has won numerous awards, including the Midland Authors Award and a Pushcart Prize. Bilgere has received grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Commission, and the Ohio Arts Council. His poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including Poetry
, the Kenyon Review
and the Best American Poetry series.
A resident of Ohio, Bilgere lives in Cleveland, where he teaches creative writing at John Carroll University.