George Wallace is Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, first poet laureate of Suffolk County NY, and author of 30 chapbooks of poetry. A seminal figure on the New York City poetry performance scene, Wallace maintains an active international schedule of workshops, lecture presentations and poetry readings, particularly across the United States and in the UK. An adjunct professor of English at Pace University and Westchester Community College, he is editor of Poetrybay, WaltS˙s Corner, and co-editor of Great Weather For Media and Long Island Quarterly. In 2015 he was named laureate of the International Beat Poetry Festival. His most recent book of poems is A Simple Blues With A Few Intangibles (Foothills Publications, 2016).