Gary Fincke is the author of multiple books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. His books include the collection of stories A Room of Rain (West Virginia University, 2015), the poetry collection Writing Letters for the Blind (2003), and The Out-of-Sorts: New and Selected Stories (2017). An earlier collection Sorry I Worried You won the Flannery O’Connor Prize and was published by the University of Georgia Press.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Fincke earned his BA from Thiel College, his MA from Miami University, and his PhD from Kent State University in 1974. He is the Charles Degenstein Professor of Creative Writing at Susquehanna University.