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Gary Dop is the rare poet who is equally at ease on the page and on the stage. I've had the honor of publishing his poignant, masterfully crafted poems in the pages of the North American Review, the oldest literary magazine in the United States. His work is brilliant for its linguistic subtlety, its narrative clarity, its emotional depth. As a performer, not only are his generosity of spirit and great humor revealed, but he also demonstrates for his audience how poetry is still a vibrant, living art...Gary Dop is a young poet but already an important voice in the literary world.                               
-- J.D. Schraffenberger 
    Editor, North American Review

Gary Dop


Randolph College MFA Director
Poet, Playwright, & Performer

Gary Dop regularly reads, performs, and presents his writing throughout the country at colleges, bookstores, libraries, book festivals, conferences, and K-12 schools.

Recent & Upcoming Events

New York City, NY

Indianapolis, IN

Philedelphia, PA

Boston, MA

Nashville, TN

Atlanta, GA

Asheville, NC

Minneapolis, MN

Charlotte, NC

Charlottesville, VA

Tampa, FL

Birmingham, AL

Allentown, PA

Lynchburg, VA

Holdrege, NE

To book Gary for a reading or other event, send a note below.

"Rarely are you able to find an artist who is not only exceptional at his craft, but also able to communicate it in a real, tangible way with learners: Gary Dop is that artist. Gary's humor and genuine interest in each student allowed him to seamlessly create a positive rapport with our variety of students. He was able to push them to think creatively, offer specific, spot-on feedback to improve their writing, and coach the students on how to perform their piece for an audience, all while keeping them laughing, interested and engaged." 

--Holly Clark, Coon Rapids, MN

   Differentiation Instruction Director

                           Recent Events:

Butler University

Washington and Lee University

Cal State Long Beach

Marshall University

R.S. Payne Elementary School

Twin Cities Book Festival

Auburn University, Montgomery

University of Nebraska, Omaha 

University of Nebraska, Kearney

Sigma Tau Delta

International Conference

Fort Hays State University

Omaha Public Library

North Carolina State University 

University of Northwestern

University of St. Thomas

Omaha Burke High School

Missouri Western State University

Virginia Festival of the Book

Dakota Wesleyan

University of Northern Iowa

Sweet Briar College

Marin Poetry Center

Dixie State University

Utah State University

Northern Alabama Comm. College

Association of Writers & Writing Programs

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