Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty
Senior Publisher-in-Residence (2001)
B.A. Trinity College
M.A. Boston University
Gian Lombardo has had over 30 years of experience in a wide range of publishing environments—trade, association, literary, and consumer magazines as well as professional, literary, and textbook publishing. His clients have included Reed Business Information, Ploughshares, Agni, Bedford/St. Martin's, Boston Society of Civil Engineers, and Transitions Abroad.
Lombardo is also the author of Between Islands, a collection of poems and verse translations (Dolphin-Moon Press, 1984) and six collections of prose poetry: Standing Room, Sky Open Again (Dolphin-Moon Press, 1989 and 1997), Of All the Corners to Forget (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2004), Aid & A_Bet (BlazeVOX [books], 2008), Who Lets Go First (Swamp Press, 2010) and Machines We Have Built (Quale Press, 2014).
Lombardo's translations include the first half of Aloysius Bertrand's Gaspard de la nuit, Eugène Savitzkaya's Rules of Solitude, Michel Delville's Third Body, and Archestratos's Gastrology or Life of Pleasure or Study of the Belly or Inquiry Into Dinner. He serves as Contributing Editor for Sentence, a literary journal. He also directs Quale Press, which publishes literary works.
Office: Ansin 1207
Greg Nichols (MFA '11) released his first book, Striking Gridiron, A Town's Pride and a Team's Shot at Glory During the Biggest Strike in American History. The book was named a Junior Library Guild Fall 2014 Selection.
Lecturer Tamera Marko's writing collective with Emerson maintenance workers from Latin America and undergraduates presented a bilingual presentation: "Proyecto Carrito II: When the Student Receives an 'A' and the Worker Gets Fired: Driving our Own Narrative" at the Conference on Rhetoric and Composition.
Recent MA in Publishing & Writing alumni collaborated to launch a new literary genre journal called Strangelet. Alumni include Executive Editor Casey Brown (MA ’13), Managing Editor Leah Thompson (MA ’12), Production Editor Franco Alvarado (MA ’13), and Creative Director Chandra Asar (MA ’12).
WLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.
Michelle Bailat-Jones (MFA '05) won the inaugral Christopher Doheny award for her novel Fog Island Mountains. The award recognizes a book-lenth work exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize and publication and promotion of the book.