Celeste Gainey

Pennsylvania, United States

Member Since: 10/19/2011

Celeste Gainey - Bio





Celeste Gainey is the author of the full-length poetry collection, the GAFFER (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press), and the chapbook, In the land of speculation & seismography, runner-up for the 2010 Robin Becker Prize (Seven Kitchens Press). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, BLOOM, 5AM, and on Prosody, a weekly public radio program, featuring the work of national writers. At one time a gaffer in the film industry and an architectural lighting designer, she holds a BFA in film and television from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in creative writing/poetry from Carlow University. A native Californian, she now resides in Pittsburgh.



Website: www.celestegainey.com

Twitter Username: @thegaffer2015


  • Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television from New York University
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Carlow University (April 2010)

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