Jerry Wemple

A Pennsylvania native, Jerry Wemple is a poet, nonfiction writer, and editor. He has published four poetry collections, mostly recently We Always Wondered What Became of You from Broadstone Books. Among Wemple’s honors are the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Literature, and the Jack and Helen Evans Endowed Faculty Fellowship. Wemple also served seven years in the US Navy and was a newspaper reporter in Massachusetts. He is at work on a nonfiction book about his ancestors who include a “free mulatto” born in Tidewater Virginia the in the 1700s and early German immigrants to Pennsylvania. He teaches in the Creative Writing program at Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg.

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